Be a bright spark and register for the school electricity safety program

Essential Energy is encouraging Dubbo schools to register for its annual electricity safety program, which teaches students how to stay safe around electricity in the home, school and outdoors.

An Essential Energy spokesman said the public safety awareness program would run during electricity safety week from September 10 to 14.

“Participating schools learn practical electrical safety tips through interactive and in-class resources,” the spokesman said.

“Students use their problem-solving skills to identify potential hazards and solve a range of electricity-related tasks. Quizzes, videos and animated scenarios engage the children to reinforce the safety messaging.”

Schools have until Monday, August 20 to register and receive a free resource kit developed with the NSW Department of Education to meet the Science and Technology and PDHPE curriculum requirements.

Buninyong Public School principal Anne van Dartel said the program would complement the schools existing safety programs run through its health syllabus.

“I think this course complements our home safety program and because it is completely resourced it would allow us to have up to date information to support our classroom learning of safety at home and safety outside,” she said. “Electricity controls our whole world and so our students do need to know how to identify danger, what to look for and everything that can happen in a household, its always great to have new resources that support learning.”

Schools have a chance to win $1,000 for their P&C Association by finding creative ways to share the safety message via the ‘Be a Safety Star’ poster competition. To register for electricity safety week, email essential@primary-pr.com, call 9212 3888 or visit essentialenergy.com.au/education