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Farm Safety Week 2024

Farm Safety Week 2024

Since 2020, Flogas has been the energy behind the work of AgriKids

This Farm Safety Week the kids are taking over!

Through video, art, photography and family friendly activities, this Farm Safety Week has something for everyone except with one small tweak! We've put the kids in charge! As well as meeting some our amazing AgriKids Farm Safe All Stars, you can follow the AgriKids '5 Steps to Farm Safety' in your home and community and find out how you can take part in our junior photo and video competition, supported by our friends in Flogas. Make sure you stay tuned to our social platforms for further details on all our #FarmSafetyWeek goings on.

About Farm Safety Week

Orchestrated by Farm Safety Foundation - Yellow Wellies, Farm Safety Week is an opportunity for farming communities and stakeholders from all across Ireland and the UK to come together to support and encourage improved farm safety knowledge, wellbeing and practice.

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Meet the AgriKids Farm Safe All Stars

AgriKids has brought together our Farm Safe All Stars from 2024 to help us remember that farm safety is for everyone. Get ready to meet the amazing AgriKids in Carrigduff NS, Wexford and our winning artists from our 'Design a Flyer for Flogas' competition in Northern Ireland as they share their tips and knowledge.

Carrigduff NS - Farm Safety Week Videos

Credit: Shared with thanks to AgriKids by Carrigduff NS as part of Farm Safety Week 2024

Working Safely with Animals.

Carrigduff NS pupil explains the do's and don'ts of animal safety when working on a farm.  Remember everyone, don't be a Timmy!

Spot the Dangers

Carrigduff NS pupil brings us around the farm on a special farm safety mission, how many dangers can you spot?

Slurry Safety and Animal Care

Carrigduff NS pupil explains how they stay safe when working with slurry on their working farm and taking care of their animals.  Remember everyone, cosy cattle are happy cattle!  We also loved seeing how River the dog is a part of their family.

Farm Safety 'Prime Time' Part 1 - Meet the Farmer

Our roving reporters catch up with this Kilkenny farmer to get the full scoop on farming and how they make sure safe farming is part of their day.

Farm Safety 'Prime Time' Part 2 - Meet the Farmer

Budding reporters from Carrigduff NS bring us the second part of their interview with a local farmer on all things farming and farm safety.Budding reporters from Carrigduff NS bring us the second part of their interview with a local farmer on all things farming and farm safety.

The 2024 'Design a Flyer for Flogas' winners

We are delighted to show you the winners and runners up in our recent 'Design a Flyer for Flogas' art competition with Flogas NI. Each telling and sharing some great advice and insight!

Anna Sayers, 9yo, Donemana Primary School, Co Tyrone
Oliwia Nogaj, 11yo, Hart Memorial  Co Armagh
Austin Roche, 7yo, St Nailes PS Co Fermanagh
Jessica Norden, 11yo, St Joseph & St James PS Co Down

Our amazing Runners Up

Caolán McGarvey, 9yo, St Brigids NS Tryone
Jonah Wallace, 9yo, Donemana PS Tyrone
Darcie McCambridge, 9yo, St Anthonys Antrim
Elise Bell, 7yo, Donacloney PS Armagh

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'I Feel Safe & Happy when.....' Junior Photographer and Videographer Competition

Calling all budding photographers and videographers under 13 years!! Supported by our friends in Flogas, we are looking for those images and moments that make you, our AgriKids, feel safe, happy and energised whether you are out and about at home, on your farm or in the countryside.

Since 2020 Flogas has been the energy behind AgriKids, helping us to provide farm safety education in primary schools throughout the Island of Ireland.  So that got us thinking. If Flogas makes us feel safe, happy (and energised) about the work we do, who or what makes you feel the same way?

That is why, with the help of parents or guardians, if needed, we want you to take a photo or make a video that shows us the things or people that make you feel your safest and happiest!!

Maybe it's your family or your pet. Is it something about life on the farm, the animals or where you live.  Is it the community you live in, the scenery around you. Or maybe it is something that is special to you that you would like to share.

How to get involved:

Take a picture or shoot a video (60secs), and include a written piece of no more than 100 words starting with - 'I feel safe and happy when.........'.

Send your entry to: info@agrikids.ie (using the heading 'Flogas - I Feel Safe & Happy'), before or on August 25th 2024.

Parents and guardians, do let us know if we may share the entry on social media and for promotional purposes (include details we can share: Full name, age & location).

The Prize

We have three family day passes to give away so you can spend time with your family, which we hope will make you feel safe and happy, (see what we did there!!).

Closing date:

August 25th 2024. Winners will be notified and announced after September 15th 2024.

Terms and Conditions

*This competition will close at 23:59 on Sunday August 25th 2024.
*Prize details: 3 family passes for activity venues and locations nationwide.

*The winner will be randomly selected from all valid entries received.
*Entry is open to residents of the Island of Ireland only.
*The winner will be contacted directly by the Agrikids Ireland account only and must respond within 24 hours with their contact details. If we do not receive a response after 24 hours we will randomly select an alternate winner and the first chosen winner forfeits their prize.
*This prize is non transferable.
*In order to receive a prize we will require contact details including email address, postal address and telephone number.
*The winner's name and town will be shared on the original competition posts.
*This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram X or indeed any other social media platform.
*You can enter as many times but only one entry per household can be chosen as a winner.
*Previous Flogas Ireland competition winners (and their households) are excluded from entry. #EnergyForEveryone

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5 Steps to Farm safety

At home follow our handy '5 Steps to Farm Safety' to encourage action and discussion on the topic with fun games and activities for all the family and community this farm safety week and beyond!

Step 1: Download the AgriKids FSW24 Schedule
Step 2: Activities and Project Ideas

Traffic Light Activity: All ages

Risk Assessment Report: Older children 7+

Activities for Pre-Schoolers

Worksheet

Workbook

Activities for 4-6yo

Worksheet

Workbook

Activities for 7-9yo

Worksheet

Workbook

Activities for 10-12yo

Handbook

Risk Assessment Task

Project Ideas

Step 3: Watch a Webinar

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 - Visit the AgriKids Gamezone

You can 'Hang the Safety Signs', 'Help the Farmer dress for the job' or 'Spot the Dangers'.

Step 5 - Sign up to an AgriKids Programme in your school

Why not get your school involved in the farm safety discussion by becoming an AgriKids Farm Safety Ambassador or by running an AgriKids Farm Safe Week of your own. Visit our dedicated AgriKids Schools Farm Safe Hub for programme details and ideas.

Useful Links

Videos

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.

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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 CIRCLE, has shared key tips and advice to parents, teachers and children since AgriKids was founded in 2015. View organisations

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