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Safety in Schools Week

Empowering children to put safety first

Western Power will be energising more than 550 students at Mater Christi Catholic Primary School in Yangebup this week, as part of KidSafe WA's "Safety in Schools" program.

Students will take part in hands-on activities today and tomorrow, to learn about electricity and how they can stay safe when using electrical appliances at home and when they are playing outside.

Each child will be given a goodie bag that contains fun activities and safety advice they can share with their family.

KidSafe WA "Safety in Schools" week is an annual event which promotes awareness of injury prevention in Western Australian primary schools and the wider community.

Jennifer Morgans, Western Power Head of Stakeholders and Communications, said the event brings to life important lessons for children about electrical safety at home, on the playground and at school.

"Teaching children about the magic of electricity is a fun way for them to learn how to use appliances at home safely and identify hazards, such as fallen power lines after a storm."

In addition to partnering with KidSafe WA "Safety in Schools" week, Western Power provides the free ShockProof education program, to eligible primary schools throughout the year.

"13,750 primary school students have learned about electrical safety from Western Power’s SchockProof education team in the past eight months," Jennifer said.

Primary Schools connected to Western Power's network can apply for a visit from the ShockProof education team.

"Western Power is committed to providing safety education for everyone in our community," Jennifer said.

For more information about the ShockProof education program log onto our websitewww.westernpower.com.au, follow us on Twitter @westernpowerwa and like us onFacebook/westernpowerwa.

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