Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne invites people from the community into our school to share their experiences and knowledge with the students.
Monday 25th January, John Kearney from the Baltimore RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and Ann Deasy from Union Hall RNLI came to visit us. They discussed the importance of staying safe when in or near water. We learnt that you must always wear a life jacket when out on the water in a boat or a canoe. Did you know that you should wear a helmet when you are canoeing or kayaking? Ann told us that if you see anyone who needs help in the water or on cliffs that you should stay on the shore and call 112 or 999. Never attempt to enter the water to help a person in distress as you too could end up in difficulty.
Karen McCarthy, Road Safety Promotion Officer from the RSA (Road Safety Authority), popped into see us on Tuesday 2nd of February and gave a very informative talk on staying safe on the roads. Lots of the children told Karen that they act as the Seat Belt Sherriffs in their cars and no one is allowed to travel without wearing a safety belt! Karen sang the Safe Cross Code song with the children, highlighting how important it is to always be seen, be careful when near cars.