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“Bee safe” are the buzz words in Antrim and Newtownabbey

19 May 2017

‘Bee Safe’ are the buzz words for Primary Seven pupils from across the Borough as Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) deliver workshops to over 1,300 pupils, from 50 local schools.

‘Bee Safe’ is an interactive learning experience, which uses role play and real life scenarios to inform our young people how to stay safe and make the right decisions.  Situations include internet safety, drug and alcohol awareness, fire safety, inclusion and diversity, home safety in addition to safety on public transport.

Speaking regarding the event Councillor Paul Michael, Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP said “This practical, hands on activity learning is so important to the wellbeing of the young people in our Borough and the timing is perfect as the children prepare to make that transition from primary to secondary education.  Councillor Michael went on to add “the workshop develops an awareness on a range of important issues and the hope is that all of the young people who attended take on board the important messages to help keep themselves, their friends and their family safe”.

Antrim and Newtownabbey ‘Bee Safe’ is a multi-agency approach to safety.  The 2017 ‘Bee Safe’ event was organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP and included presentations from PSNI Road Safety and Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Team, Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Home Safety Team, Translink, Women’s Aid and Beyond Skin.  The two week-long event was widely supported by the local primary schools.

Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP wishes to thank all of the partners who provided support for the event; all of the organisations who delivered presentations and most importantly, a big thank you to all of the schools and pupils who participated in this year’s event.