First-class shock tactics

PUBLISHED: 11:39 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

Hard hats and safety advice for pupils

Hard hats and safety advice for pupils

CHILDREN had an electrifying time after a workshop at their school. Pupils from Northaw Primary School attended the hard hitting safety session aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of electricity. Organised by EDF Energy Networks, education adviser

CHILDREN had an electrifying time after a workshop at their school.

Pupils from Northaw Primary School attended the hard hitting safety session aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of electricity.

Organised by EDF Energy Networks, education adviser Mark Jones delivered the talk on Thursday at the Vineyards Road school.

Youngsters who took part in the hour-long session learnt about the hazards of playing near overhead power lines and sub-stations.

In total, 45 children from years three, four, five and six watched a video about a young boy who is fatally injured after ignoring triangular 'Danger of Death' signs and entering a substation.

They also learnt how high voltage electricity can jump gaps and be conducted through anything, including fishing rods and kites, with tragic consequences.

Headteacher Ray Clark said: "The children enjoyed themselves and asked some very sensible questions.

"They were warned about the dangers of electricity and where it comes from and seemed to learn a lot."

Children went home with leaflets and booklets with more advice and information, to share with their parents, about hazards in the home.

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