Mallow pupils learn to keep it safe
More than 100 children from three Mallow schools attended a Health and Safety Authority Keep Safe event recently at Mallow Youth Centre.
More than 100 children from three Mallow schools — the Convent Primary School, St Patrick’s NS and Scoil Ghobnatan — attended a Health and Safety Authority Keep
Safe event recently at Mallow Youth Centre.
A range of state agencies and organisations came together to deliver a programme directed at 5th and 6th class pupils.
It aims to promote safety and community awareness through involving the children in a series of interactive scenarios with a strong safety theme.
An inspector with the Health and Safety Authority, John Hennigan explained: “This initiative is designed for school children and aims to be an interactive way for them to learn about issues like safety around electricity, water, the roads and more.
“All of the agencies that at- tended have pooled their resources and knowledge for the benefit of the community and that is to be welcomed and encouraged.”
The aims of the one day Keep Safe event, he said, were to help children:
become aware of personal and home safety;
learn how to react to dangerous situations; foster good citizenship; learn how to recognise hazards and manage risks;
learn how to stay safe within the context of road safety, water safety, fire safety and site safety.
The agencies and organisations that were represented on the day include the Health and Safety Authority, ESB, Construction Industry Federation, Bus Éireann, Irish Water Safety, Irish Coast Guard, Teagasc, Cork County Council Fire Services, Cork County Council Civil Defence, An Garda Síochána and RNLI.
At the Health & Safety Authority ‘Keep Safe’ event were Sharon O’Mahoney, Teagasc education officer, and Elaine Clifford, Teagasc Mallow, with students from St Patrick’s National School.