Thursday April 30, 2015
Get Gas Safe is a new, free, education programme, spearheaded by Gas Safe Charity and supported by Electrical Safety First, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and City & Guilds, which aims to enable teachers to deliver vital gas safety messages to primary pupils aged 9 – 11 and their families.
Every year carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions cause deaths and injuries which could be prevented if everybody followed a few simple safety precautions. What’s more research by Gas Safe Charity suggests that only one in 10 teachers currently teaches gas safety in the classroom. To help schools raise their pupils’ awareness about the importance of gas safety in the home, Gas Safety Charity have created the Get Gas Safe education programme.
Using engaging, age-appropriate resources Get Gas Safe makes it easy for teachers to equip their pupils with gas safety skills and the information that they need to stay safe via fun interactive lessons.
The programme - which directly links to the PSHE curriculum and Health and Wellbeing outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence – looks at all aspects of gas safety, from how gas is created, to how it can be used safely to cook food or heat their home. Pupils will also learn how to identify hazards around the house and how they can responsibly manage risk.
All the materials on the site are free. They include an in-depth lesson plan, presentations, videos, quizzes and an interactive house activity which allows pupils to spot the dangers and hazards which can appear around the home.
Teachers who register on the website before Friday 15th May will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad mini 3. The winner will be notified by Wednesday 20th May.