[T]he North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN) recently visited pupils at Silloth Primary School in Cumbria to deliver a ‘Play Safe Stay Safe’ session during morning assembly.
The ‘Play Safe Stay Safe’ session which was delivered to all 175 pupils at the school, focusses on the importance of staying safe near roadworks.
After the assembly, the children created posters illustrating what they had learnt about safety and ‘stranger danger’. This section ensured pupils knew not to open the door to strangers, but that NGN engineers will always be easily identifiable due to the clear ID badges they wear at all times.
NGN is currently carrying out a £389,000 gas mains replacement project in Silloth which involves replacing 7km of old metal mains with new plastic pipes.
The project, which began in April in Skinburness Road, is on target for completion by October 2017.
NGN Customer Care Officer, Stevie Sharp said: “Ensuring communities stay safe and educating our customers about the potential dangers of roadworks is one of our top priorities.
“Our gas mains replacement work in Silloth will continue throughout the school summer holidays, so we felt it was important to deliver a safety session to children in the area.
“The Play Safe Stay Safe sessions are a fun and interactive way of delivering this information.”
Mr Brook, Assistant Headteacher of Silloth Primary School said: “Not only did the children learn a lot from the assembly, so did I!
“They were completely engrossed, asked questions and learned the values and importance of safety on building sites, in an assembly that should be portrayed in all schools. It was very interesting.”
Anyone that smells gas or suspects Carbon Monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.