Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Energex/Ergon Safety Heroes Program for primary school students

Energex/Ergon Safety Heroes Program

9 September, 2019 –

Early education around the benefits and dangers of electricity and the way in which we use it is essential for young Queenslanders.

It was great to visit Aspley State School recently to launch Energex and Ergon Energy’s Safety Heroes Program which teaches practical lessons about the safe use of electrical appliances, what to do if you see fallen powerlines, and the importance of keeping drones, kites, and helium balloons well away from the electricity network.

Safety Heroes provides schools with a range of free resources, including teaching materials aligned with the Australian curriculum.

It’s also designed to generate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM) and the program delivers a series of Science curriculum aligned interactive whiteboard lessons and demonstrations for Year 6 students.

Electricity is such a fundamental part of our lives, it’s easy to take it for granted.

Through the Safety Heroes program, students can make that connection to STEM – understanding the importance and possible dangers of electricity at the same time.

Find out more at www.energex.com.au/home/safety/kids-safety