Farm Safety Week 2023
This year we are all coming together to share the responsibilities of farm safety practice and wellbeing.
For this year's Farm Safety Week, orchestrated by Farm Safety Foundation - Yellow Wellies, AgriKids has brought together our top family favourite resources to help you and your family be farm safe and stay farm safety this #FarmSafetyWeek. Just follow our 5 Steps to get the most our Farm Safety Week 2023!
As well as these resources, we will be posting daily messages on our social media platforms and running a Farm Safety Art competition.
Many thanks for our friends at Flogas Ireland, for their kind support of our Farm Safety Week promotion.
#FarmSafetyWeek #FarmSafety #LoveFarming
Step 1: Download the AgriKids FSW23 Schedule
Step 2: Activities and Project Ideas
Activities for Pre-Schoolers
Activities for 4-6yo
Activities for 7-9yo
Activities for 10-12yo
Step 3: Webinar Wednesday (or any day!)
Storytime with Alma and Mr Brambles (Suitable for 3-8yo)
Tales from Riverside Farm Part 1 - The Tree Swing
The first in the ‘Tales from Riverside Farm’ series. It’s finally summer at Riverside Farm. While camping outside Tom & Sarah rescue a hedge sprite with magical powers, Mr. Brambles. He makes them a special promise to keep them safe. It’s not long before the children find themselves in a sticky situation & only Mr. Brambles can help.
Narrated by author and AgriKids Founder, Alma Jordan, this event also includes some tips around recognising safety signs.
Tales from Riverside Farm Part 2 - The Big Brown Bull
The second in the series and a big brown bull has come to live at Riverside Farm. He’s a very cranky brown bull. The children must never go into a field with a bull. But with no signs on the gate and a little girl who refuses to wear her new glasses, it’s not long before trouble strikes. Can Mr. Brambles get there before it’s too late!
Narrated by author and AgriKids Founder, Alma Jordan, this event also includes some tips around recognising different animal behaviours and staying safe when around animals.
Tales from Riverside Farm Part 3 - The Red Tractor
The third in the series and the one that tackles the most prominent issue of safety for children on farms – tractors! It’s autumn on Riverside Farm. Sarah and Tom are picking juicy blackberries to make blackberry tarts, and Daddy is busy with the red tractor in the back field. But when Tom climbs into the tractor, he quickly gets into a very sticky situation. With so many buttons and levers, he doesn’t know which one to push first! Once again Mr Brambles must come to the rescue. But is his magic strong enough to stop a runaway tractor?
Narrated by author and AgriKids Founder, Alma Jordan, this event also includes some tips around on staying safe around tractors and machinery.
Farm Safety with AgriKids (suitable for 9-12yo)
Presented by AgriKids founder, Alma Jordan and suitable for children from 9yo, this 45 minute episode includes key areas to help equip and empower children to learn more about how to be farm safe and stay farm safe.
Step 4: Competition Time
Why not create a farm safety poster to hang in your home or in the home of a farmer you know (or both!). Choose from any of the themes below, scan and send your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the under 3 category, we have a picture created for your to colour in.
The winners in each age group will get a prize pack. *T&C's apply.
Farm Yard Safety
Chemical and Surry Safety
3 and under (Download picture here)
*T&C's: Closing date for entries is August 25th 2023. Judges decision is final. Please include child's name and age on each entry. Indicate that their name and age can be shared on social media.
Step 5: Useful Resources
We have created and compiled some of the best farm safety video content suitable for children. Please use the age ratings as a guide only.
Useful Organisations & AgriKids FARM SAFETY CIRCLE
Check out some key global organisations whose roles and missions will assist your on your farm safety educational journeys. The AgriKids FARM SAFETY CRICLE, has shared key tips and advice to parents, teachers and children since AgriKids was founded in 2015.
AgriKids FARM SAFETY CIRCLE