The tommy marren show
We were delighted to talk to Tommy Marren on midwest radio on Thursday - they were broadcasting from the road safety event in Breaffy. Tommy asked us all about our website and we were thrilled to have the chance to talk farm safety with him - thanks guys!
We were delighted to be invited to show our farm safety website at the Special road safety event for all the ty's in mayo on thursday last. thank you noel Gibbons for the invite and well done to all involved in organising such an important safety event.
Last month we were very lucky we got to go to the eu parliament with our school coder dojo club for an event called #eudojo - this was ogranised by sean kelly the mep and coder dojo and sponsored by microsoft and liberty global. the aim of eudojo was to teach meps how to write their first lines of code and padraic and i were even asked to address the meeting and show everyone our farm safety website. we were a little nervous in the big room but it was an amazing change to get and better still there was a group of farmers from cork there doing some training and they listened to us talk about our website - some of them knew of it already while some were very keen to show their children and grandchildren when they went home.
A massive thank you to coder dojo for letting us showcase our project at such a big event and to our teacher mrs Mangan for bringing us to brussels.
This year again macra na feirme are running their fantastic farm safety competition for kids this is a great way to get your family talking about farm safety! here are all the details of how to enter and you don't have to wait for your school to do it if you want to enter yourself at home with your family all the details of where to post your art work are below!
Categories: 1. Pre-school Farm Safety Poster
2. 1st & 2nd class Farm Safety Poster
3. 3rd & 4th class with a farm safety
4. 5th & 6th class motto or message.
Rules: 1. Size: A4 size Poster
2. Materials -Colouring pencils, twistables, markers, paints
3. Please include the following on the reverse of the poster
School/Teacher contact details
4. All entries must be returned to
Macra Farm Safety Art Competition,
5. Closing date Friday 25th November.
Marks: Pre-school and Infants 100marks for farm safety artwork.
1st to 6th Class 50 marks for artwork and 50 marks for farm safety message/motto.
Prizes: Lots of goodies from AgriKids - including hoodies, beanie hats, hi-vis-vests, and the wonderful ‘Tales from Riverside Farm’ books.
Judges: I am delighted to announce Brian and Norma Rohan as the judges for the competition. Brian and Norma began the Embrace Farm organisation which supports families after the loss of a loved one from a farming accident and are doing fantastic work in relation to raising awareness of farm safety in Ireland.
Winners: Will be announced in December and will be invited to a special prize giving ceremony on Wednesday 14th of December in Buswells Hotel, Dublin at 1pm with some very special guests!!!!!
Resources to help teachers prepare lessons on Farm Safety:
Farm Safety Presentation (PowerPoint)
This week is farm safety week and the theme of the whole thing this year is called "who would fill your boots?". we think this is a great theme and very reflective of farm accidents for anyone in the family young or old. for an older person who would support anyone left behind and manage the farm and for the younger person - what parents wants to walk around without a child they have sadly lost.
Aoibheann + Padraic here, we are always being asked what we get up to and to tell people of what we are at next so we though blogging is a great way to share all things new and exciting! Keep an eye on twitter for our updates too