Local primary school children take part in H & S sessions
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About 35 children attending the year six in primary schools within the Gozo College, as well as in church schools around Gozo, took part in practical sessions on health and safety at home. The purpose of this activity, which was held in a farmhouse in Xaghra, is to ensure a growing awareness among children about the importance of health and safety in life, in particular within the household.
During the the hands-on experience, students could see and identify with their own eyes the hazards they may encounter at home. This exercise complements the lessons of the Health and Safety given to students during the school year as part of the curriculum lessons. Key themes this year were health and safety at home, good healthy food and healthy lifestyles.
The Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono and Parliamentary Secretary for Public Dialogue and Information, Consumer Affairs, Competition and Local Councils, Chris Said, joined the children for part of an ongoing session.
The activities included practical examples on elements of hazards that may present themselves in particular rooms, in particular, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and other parts of the house such as the garden, swimming pool, and barbecue areas. Representatives from WasteServ Malta Ltd gave information about systems of alternative energy such as photovoltaics – panels and water heating systems by solar energy. Children were also given information on good practices for a better environment as well as those related to lifestyles that promote health.
During the activity drawings and models were also exhibited that were done by students as part of the competition with the theme of health and safety in light of the Eco-Gozo vision.