The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is committed to eliminating incidents on farms that in the past have resulted in children being killed or injured.
Through our “Be aware kids - Child safety on farms” campaign we have seen a significant reduction in such accidents, however we can never be complacent and must all work together to promote this important message.
Unfortunately this year due to the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in with Covid-19, our staff will not have the opportunity to visit rural primary schools in the run up to the summer holidays to deliver our farm safety messages. However we still wish to promote our farm safety poster competition which we have been running successfully now for a number of years as we feel this is also an excellent way of getting our important safety messages out to farming families. This year we need your help and support more than ever to run our competition.
We are inviting Primary School pupils (Foundation, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) and pupils from Special Schools to take the opportunity to enter our poster competition which will commence on 1st June 2020 and run for 12 weeks. To do so each child should draw or paint a picture and the design of this picture should be based on the key dangers on the farm from one of the following four categories –
Each week we will invite entries from one of the above categories. The theme for each week will be announced every Monday on HSENI’s Facebook page and on our website www.hseni.gov.uk. Competition Terms & Conditions are attached and can also be viewed on our website.
A cover note on the e-mail should state the child’s name, primary school attended and contact telephone number for a parent/guardian or responsible adult.
We will select a winner each week for the 12 weeks of the competition and winners will be notified the following week. .
Prizes for each of the 12 winners will be a £30 One4all gift card.
It is important that after a picture is submitted by e-mail, the original hard copy is retained as we will require the 12 overall winners selected to provide this for printing purposes. Please note, failure to provide a hard copy will result in the prize not being awarded.
In previous years HSENI has produced a calendar made up of the winning entries to the competition and the calendar has been distributed to over 42,000 rural homes throughout Northern Ireland, HSENI hopes if possible to produce a calendar for 2021 from the winning entries to this year’s competition.
I trust that you will support this worthwhile campaign and help promote entries from the children who attend your school by sharing our notification out as widely as possible to your parents and pupils and encourage the children to take part. We look forward to receiving some wonderful art work highlighting the very important child safety on farms messages and appreciate your help with the promotion of the competition.
Thank you in advance & stay safe.
Principal Inspector Agri-food team
BBC have launched a new range of resources - lots of useful ideas.
A great new resource for home schooling. A range of online programmes and resources that cover pre-school to Post -16.
Bitesize Daily and Bitesize Daily Lessons.
Hi Everyone, here is a video from our EA Music Service tutor Jimmy Hagan. We were delighted Jimmy could take the time to put together 3 instruction videos, to give us all some rhythms to get working on at home.
Jimmy 1 - this video is for everyone to have a go, all ages and classes.......listen to Jimmy and have some fun working on these rhythms! We'd love to see some pictures of you working on these, if you do want to send a video, can you keep them short please - nothing too big as it may not sent through - up to 10 seconds should be ok.
Jimmy 2 - Again feel free to have a goat this video - it's a little more advanced than video 1. Keep working hard!!!
Jimmy 3 - this is definitely a little trickier, but this should be suitable for our Pulse & Beat It members - but don't let that stop you having a go!!!
Please see the PDF downloads below.
Please see the PDF download below.
Please see below for information received from our friends at Scripture Union who work with us throughout the year:
LISANALLY School is in the thoughts and prayers of Scripture Union NI as we face difficult and uncertain times.
THANK YOU for the care and commitment you show to pupils and families and the welcoming atmosphere created by your school community.
Links and contacts will be quickly renewed, once SUNI can support again through Assemblies, Bible Stories and RE lessons.
In the interim the following resources with a Christian worldview may prove useful for children and their families:
Post-Primary Assemblies / 10am / Instagram (@SUNIinfo)
Primary SU Group Material / 1PM / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ScriptureUnionNI/)
Post-primary SU Group Material / 3PM / Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/ScriptureUnionNI/) & possibly Instagram (@SUNIinfo) too.
Family Devotions / 10am / Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ScriptureUnionNI/)
Saddleback kids – http://www.saddlebackkids.com
Worship for Everyone - https://worshipforeveryone.com
Play it by ear - https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/playitbyeardrama/notes/
Crossroads Kids Club - crossroadskidsclub.net
The Good Book Company – www.thegoodbook.co.uk for resources and videos
In the meantime, take care and keep safe,
The superb book series has launched a free downloadable resource - Beating the Virus - a free downloadable story.
You can access the free book on the link below. There will be more coming out soon, so watch this space....
Below is a link to lots of useful resources on e-safety. There are lots of activities for all levels.