CBS students reach national final in Farm Safety competition

Eight students from CBS Roscommon, Colm Kildine, Kyran Rayner, Kenneth Kedian, John Cuttle, James Costello, Oisín Stephens, Luke Glennon and Keelan Neary, made it to the finals of the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) Multimedia Farm Safety Competition for post-primary students which took place in Dublin Castle last Wednesday.

  They reached the final with their multimedia project entitled Think Farm Safety, which is a video showing how things can go wrong on the farm when incorrect decisions are made.

  The aim of the competition is to raise awareness among post-primary students of farm safety and to give a voice to young people in the national campaign to raise levels of safety on Irish farms. The project aims to harness the powerful influence that young people have to effect change in safety behaviour among their own farming families and in the wider farming community.

  Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Assistant Chief Executive of the HSA, Brian Higgisson said: “Congratulations to Colm, Kyran, Kenneth, John, James, Oisín, Luke and Keelan and all of the finalists here today whose innovative multimedia entries promote the farm safety message in new ways. Every year, farmers and their family members die on Irish farms through avoidable and preventable accidents. One hundred and six people have died in farm accidents over the past five years. This year, three people have died so far in farm accidents. Young people can influence safety behaviour in their own families and the wider community.”