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!
- Children’s Farm Safety Art Competition
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:
- HSA website – hsa.ie
- Education – Programmes and initiatives – Primary
- Education – Teacher Support and Resources
Farm Safety Presentation (PowerPoint)
- Publications and Forms – Agriculture and Forestry
- HSA Learning website – hsalearning.ie
- Courses – Primary Schools – Curriculum
- Farm safety for kids – farmsafety4kids.net
- Award winning website with lots of great farm safety resources put together by primary school children from Cloghans Hill NS in Co. Mayo.
- AgriKids – agrikids.ie
- Author of the fabulous ‘Tales from Riverside Farm’ farm safety books for children has lots of information and resources on this website, where you can also purchase the books.
- Seomra Ranga – seomraranga.com
- Safety on the Farm (PowerPoint)
- AgriAware – agriaware.ie
- Education – Primary – Farm Safety
- Dig In****** (Fantastic new resource in English and Irish)
- FBD Champions for Change – championsforchange.ie