Bee safe buzzes back to deliver important safety knowledge

Local Primary School Pupils who took part in Be Safe 2016 are pictured with PSNI Con Colin Madine and Community Safety Warden Helen Coop �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1605-221EB
Local Primary School Pupils who took part in Be Safe 2016 are pictured with PSNI Con Colin Madine and Community Safety Warden Helen Coop �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1605-221EB

Bee Safe buzzed back into Banbridge on Thursday 28th January, delivering important safety knowledge to primary seven pupils.

Delivered by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Bee Safe is a multi-agency community safety initiative aimed at encouraging ten and eleven year olds to adopt good safety habits.

Community Safety Wardens Helen Coop and Simon Kearney, PCSP Officers Rhonda Abraham and Sandra Parker pictured at  Be Safe 2016 in The Parish Centre �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1605-222EB

Community Safety Wardens Helen Coop and Simon Kearney, PCSP Officers Rhonda Abraham and Sandra Parker pictured at Be Safe 2016 in The Parish Centre �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1605-222EB

Thursday was the first of a number of Bee Safe events being held across the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district with a further two days to take place in Banbridge in February.

Bee Safe enables school children to learn about a wide range of safety issues in a fun, interactive way.

The secret to its success is that it conveys so many important safety messages to a young audience in a short space of time through the use of interactive learning experiences.

At Thursday’s event in Banbridge the PCSP focused on stranger danger, on-line safety, kitchen hazards, recycling, fire safety, dangers of alcohol, electricity safety, bus safety and recycling.

The children were all asked to write comments about what they thought of the event before they left and all comments were very positive.

Bee Safe enables pupils to become more aware of personal and home safety, learn how to react to dangerous situations, avoid becoming the victims of crime, understand the role of emergency services and foster good citizenship and relations with various agencies.

For more information about Bee Safe contact Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon PCSP (Banbridge Office) on 028 406 20246.