Scottish Power - Powerwise
Pioneering safety education programme in Wales
- ScottishPower's Powerwise education programme, in the Manweb distribution area, is focused on making primary school children more aware of the dangers of electricity.
- It has been delivered to over 330,000 school children. The programme is delivered bilingually to schools in Wales and is supported by a ilingual interactive website.
In February 2011, ScottishPower began the next phase of its primary school safety education programme in Llanystumdwy when pupils at Ysgol Llanystumdwy were paid a visit by the energy company's specialist safety teacher - assisted by Sparky the Crow.
Pupils from Reception to Year 6 took part in lively interactive sessions which taught them how to identify potential electrical safety hazards. This ranged from household dangers, such as the risk of using cutlery to retrieve bread from a toaster, to staying safe near substations and overhead power lines outdoors.
Mrs Davey, Head Teacher at Ysgol Llanystumdwy, said: "The lesson was very professional and very worthwhile - the children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience."