LETS GET #FARMSAFETY TRENDING So very soon there will be a major farm safety campaign rolled out in Ireland (watch this space for updates) BUT we think that when it is launched we should make an attempt to get #farmsafety trending on twitter ! Trending is something new we learned about in school last week. Its when lots of people tweet with the hashtag of something for example #COYBIG was the hashtag for Irelands 6 nation rugby champs (Come On You Boys In Green). If its the biggest topic of conversation it trends on twitter! We have been looking at things that are trending and its mostly famous people or matches or events, well we think its time safety got cool. So its our plan to talk to some people....pick a date and get onto everyone to get #farmsafety trending on our chosen day....we might even go for a record length of trending time...we are watching them!!! What do you think?
Today the junior spider shortlist for the final is up.We were so excited. We were shortlisted for the junior spiders 20015!!!!!!We will go to Facebook headquarters and will get to see loads of other people that entered the competition. Cian( aged 6 )and Cameron(aged 7) will come with us to it.
We are going on the train to Dublin.
This morning one of the parents in school told us we were mentioned on the Sunday Business Show on Today FM yesterday morning. We listened to it on a podcast just now! Thank you so much to whoever sent it in and to Conall O Morain for mentioning us!!!! Have a listen to it here, we are just at the end of the show!
This morning I was listening to RTE radio ones Countrywide Programme and I heard them talking about Farm Safety. Most of it was for adults but they did talk about how 1 in 6 farm fatalities last year were children. A girl and her mother spoke about their brother and son who sadly died last year in an accident involving a quad bike. He wasn't wearing a helmet and they will never know if even if he was if he would have been saved. You can listen to the show and view some videos on that they recommend on http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/.
This Video is about Tomás Manion promoting being a champion for change - keeping you kids safe on the farm.
At 7.30pm on a warm, spring evening our school became a hive of activity with several invited guests, family, friends and of course our fellow pupils! 5th and 6th class pupils greeted and escorted our guests to their seats in the middle classroom of our national school. We couldn't start the night without first introducing and congratulating Nora, Tiernan and Shakira on winning the Mathletes February Cup. After a big round of applause, our teacher Mrs Mangan introduced us and we took to the floor. We demonstrated our website and its features as well as discussed our hopes for the future and why this topic is so important to us all. Everyone thought that it was wonderful and that the website was a fabulous initiative. Some of the guests said a few words after we were finished. They were nice to us and gave great compliments to us and our Mathlete champs ....and Mrs Mangan of course! Afterwards, we had some photos taken and we had some tea/coffee and lovely treats!!!
Thank you to all our fellow pupils, teachers, family and friends who came to support us and a special thank you to Maura Canning from the IFA who travelled from Galway to be with us, to John Lynskey from the IFA, to TD John O Mahoney and County Counciller Patsy O Brien.
Here are some photos from the night!
In the morning Ann went to the shop and came back with the Irish times.We were on the page 8!!!!!!
It was an amazing piece.Well done and a big thank you to Alison who wrote the lovely piece on this website. We loved the piece on the website so much.
Yesterday in the Ballinrobe St Patricks Day parade, there was a lorry featuring the HSA Farm Safety messages. This was a really clever idea and we loved it - all the children around us were looking at it and reading the messages. They had lots of people demonstrating some of the dangers, Well done to those involved we thought it was great!
Today we have launched/published our website which we have created. Ages 8 and 9 its our first go at setting up a website and we are thrilled at how well it looks - soon much better than doing a project on a poster!!!
So what do we want from this website, well we want to take over the farming world, to revolutionise it from the little people up!!! We want to use the power of the young brain to install forever a programme and a formula for thinking and behaving safely on the farm. We want to use our cute little voices to speak up, to nag and annoy our parents into thinking carefully every time they are on the farm visiting or working. We may be small but we can be powerful - hasn't every kid in Ireland managed to get their own way when it comes to getting what we want at least once!!!!
On a day of dreams - making a website to us was a dream a few short weeks ago - never thought we could do it but we have so hey!!! Or as Mrs Mangan (she's our teacher) would say from one of our favourite books "Flat Stanley".
Hey is for horses, Arthur, not people', Mr Lambchop said as they entered the bedroom. 'try to remember that!'
Anyway our next dream!!!
We would love to see this website grow and grow, we would love to fill it with information, very important information presented in a way thats exciting, interactive and fun. A way that would make us go home and try that website teacher showed us at school out at home when we've finished our homework. For it to be a website kids show other kids, show their parents show everyone!!! A website where safety is fun and safety is cool and there is no rule except safety!
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