Moyle school children get safety message

MOYLE Streetwise event was held on Thursday 14th June at Carey Parish Hall, Ballyvoy.

Moyle Streetwise is a safety event targeted at primary seven pupils within Moyle District and is jointly organised by the Moyle Home Accident Prevention Group, Northern Health Trust & Moyle District Council. Streetwise is a practical based learning experience aimed at raising personal safety awareness.

Approximately 180 primary seven pupils attended Streetwise from the following schools: Armoy PS, Ballycastle Integrated PS, Barnish PS Ballyvoy, Bunscoil Baile an Chaistil Ballycastle, Bushmills PS, St Mary’s PS Cushendall, St Olcan’s PS Armoy, St Patrick’s PS Glenariff, St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s PS Ballycastle and Straidbilly PS.

Ten different scenarios were set up by the following agencies: Cancer Focus, Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI), N.E.E.L.B Schools Dietician, N.I Coastguard, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, Northern Health Trust - Health Visitor, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) - Stranger Danger & Road Safety and Translink- Ulsterbus.

Moyle Streetwise would like to thank all those who helped make the event very successful, including HAP Moyle committee & volunteers, agencies providing scenarios, Glass’s fruit shop Bushmills for providing the fruit snack and all primary seven pupils and school teachers who attended.

If you would like any further information regarding Home Accident Prevention or would like to become a HAP Moyle volunteer please contact Moyle Home Safety Officer – David Adams, Tel: 028 27660257 or email hap@moyle-council.org