Mary Queen of Peace Primary School, Glenravel
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'Be Aware Kids' Farm Safety Poster Competition

29th May 2020


Mary Queen of Peace Primary School works closely with the HSENI every year to help promote the important message of ‘Farm Safety’ to all our children and families.

The 'Be Aware Kids' child safety on farms campaign is part of HSENI's commitment to eliminating fatal accidents and serious injuries on Northern Ireland's farms. Through this campaign there have been a significant reduction in such accidents, however we can never be complacent and must all work together to promote this important message. Attached with this post is also a Farm Safety Guide for Parents.

Primary school pupils (Foundation, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) across the country are invited to take the opportunity to enter a 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:

  • Dangers from slurry
  • Dangers from farm animals
  • Dangers from tractors & other farm machinery
  • Dangers from falls & falling objects

Each week HSENI 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 their website We will also upload the information each week on our school website and Google Classroom for the P5-P7 pupils. Competition Terms & Conditions are attached.

Entries should be submitted portrait style on either A3 or A4 sized plain paper. To ensure entry to the competition is as simple as possible this year, HSENI have asked that a photograph or scan of the completed picture is e-mailed to .

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.

HSENI 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.

We have had winners in the past two years in this competition...can we make it three in a row? Good luck everyone and remember ‘Be Aware Kids’ and stay safe.

Mrs McNicholl


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