Work continues to educate pupils about electricity dangers

A power company is continuing to educate youngsters about the dangers of playing near live electricity.

Northern Powergrid, who are responsible for running the region’s power network, has spread vital safety messages on the dangers of live electricity to more than 30,000 youngsters, and is set to engage thousands more.

The company is continuing its successful programme of free, engaging workshops and events and is encouraging interested schools to contact it to secure future talks for their pupils.

School safety presenters Leena Markovic and Bob Knox have met pupils at regional ‘Crucial Crew’ and ‘Prison Me No Way’ events rolled out in partnership with other organisations such as the police and fire and rescue services.

Leena said: “Delivering power safely to the 3.9 million customers we serve is our number one priority and our safety talks are a key part of ensuring youngsters stay safe near our extensive network of overhead power lines and substations.

“Through our programme, we’re able to teach young people about very real risks in a controlled setting, giving them the skills they need to take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing as they grow.”

Bob added: “The recent survey feedback we received is fantastic news as it shows we are pitching our safety programme just right to make sure local youngsters have fun and learn at the same time.

“We want to take these vital safety messages out to as many children and young people as we can. We’re aiming to reach thousands more this year so we’d love to work in partnership with more local schools and support local communities in keeping their young people safe.”

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