Bee Safe Buzzes Into Antrim!
21 July 2015
Pictured receiving their prizes are Evie Getty, Antrim Primary School; Shannon Nesbitt, Parkgate Primary School with her mum Wendy; Caitlin Mailey, St Comgall's Primary School with her mum Jacqueline and Kaitlin Woods, Ballycraigy Primary School with her mum Tracy. Also pictured are Aoife McAteer, Health & Well-Being Officer with Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council and Andrew Irwin, Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership.
‘Bee Safe’ was the message delivered recently to P7 pupils, through a series of workshops delivered by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership.
Bee Safe is an interactive learning experience, which uses role play and real life scenarios to inform young people on how to stay safe and make the right decisions. Scenarios include road safety, drug and alcohol awareness, fire safety, inclusion and diversity, home safety and safety on public transport. It is targeted at P7 pupils as they will be leaving Primary school and moving in to post primary education, often with changes in how they get to and from school.
As part of their learning experience, the pupils took part in a quiz with prizes being awarded for the best scores. The winners were Kaitlin Woods, Ballycraigy Primary School; Caitlin Mailey, St Comgall’s Primary School; Shannon Nesbitt, Parkgate Primary School; Patrick Burns, St Joseph’s Primary School, Crumlin and Evie Getty, Antrim Primary School.
Bee Safe was organized by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership with financial support from Antrim and Newtownabbey Home Accident Prevention Group. Presentations at the event were delivered by Antrim and Newtownabbey Home Accident Prevention Group, Translink, PSNI Road Safety Division, Antrim Youth Information and Counselling Centre, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Good Relations Department
Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership would like to thank the partners who provided financial support for the event; 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.