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Pupils Buzz with Beezer Prizes

23 June 2015

Following on from the recently held Bee Safe event at Ballyearl Golf Fitness Arts, the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg presented prizes to winners of a competition which formed part of the event.

The Newtownabbey series of the annual Bee Safe event had Ballyearl abuzz with over 900 Year 7 pupils from 26 primary schools in the Newtownabbey area attending.

Bee Safe is a proactive, multi-agency community safety initiative specifically aimed at the Primary 7 age group. The annual event promotes safety and develops community awareness, preparing pupils for the transition to secondary level education. The week-long event is a creative way of teaching the pupils how to prevent everyday accidents and dangerous situations while also teaching them how to deal with them safely and effectively should they occur. 

During the event, the children had the opportunity to learn about bicycle safety while also learning about potential hazards around the home. Their knowledge was then tested through a quiz and all correct entries were entered into a draw. The prizes were kindly donated by Travelwise NI, Newtownabbey Home Accident Prevention and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Winners of the prizes are as follows:

1st prize of a £150 voucher for Carnmoney Cycles
Adam Finnegan, St Bernard’s Primary School

Joint 2nd prizes of a £30 voucher each for Carnmoney Cycles
Lewis Frew, Tildarg Primary School and Dara Miller, St Bernard’s Primary School

Joint 3rd prizes of a £20 “One4All” voucher each
Harriett McAllister, Fairview Primary School and Gareth Purdy, Mossgrove Primary School