AgriKids, the farm safety educational platform for children and Flogas are coming together this Farm Safety Week to launch a children’s farm safety handbook.
A collection of safety facts, activities and games, the objective of this fun resource is to get more families and talking and engaging on the topic of farm safety over the coming week and of course for all the weeks yet to come.
AgriKids founder, Alma Jordan explains why children have always been at the centre of the AgriKids ethos, to Engage, Educate and Empower children to be our farm safety ambassadors.
“Children are natural and enthusiastic learners’ explains Alma, and they are wonderful at sharing this information with their families and friends. By supporting our children and bringing the farm safety message to them in a fun and engaging way we are equipping them with key life skills that will stand to them now and into their future.” “It’s time we move the message of farm safety from a place of awareness to a place of practice and instinct”.
AgriKids and Flogas are into their second year of a partnership which has seen the farm safety topic reach more families and rural communities than ever despite the Covid restrictions. Through virtual events, social media alerts and promotions, the engage, educate and empower message is still finding its way into the homes of Ireland’s 140k farm families and beyond.
“Flogas are delighted to support the new AgriKids Farm Safety Handbook as part of our partnership with AgriKids”, says Paul Ruegg, Senior Marketing Executive with Flogas. “At Flogas ‘Safety First’ is one of our core values and we are proud to support AgriKids in helping children to be safe on the farm. As a supplier to the farming community for everything from home heating to dairy, we care about the wellbeing of farming customers, their families & employees within agriculture”.
Now in its 9th year, Farm Safety Week runs from July19th – 23rd 2021 and is a key focus on in the farming calendar in the UK & Ireland.
To create more activity and action over the week, AgriKids and Flogas are running a series of child friendly webinar events for the Duhallow IRD community. The events are tailored and targeted to children aged 4-7 and 8-12. Running for up to 40mins the sessions deal with a range of topics from tractors to slurry and with a story time session for the younger viewers.
All those who take part will be receive an e-copy of the AgriKids Flogas Farm Safety Handbook for use in their own home.
You can find out more and register for the events at: https://bit.ly/3h5UZ7V
Pic L-R: Paul Ruegg, Flogas; Alma Jordan, AgriKids; Emma Ward, Flogas.