Families looking to occupy the kids during lockdown are being urged to check out an exciting new website for children that teaches gas safety - with a difference.
- New fun website launched to teach kids the dangers of carbon monoxide
- Cartoons, stories, yoga and origami show youngsters how to keep themselves and their families safe from the deadly gas
- Local gas network Cadent joins forces with gas networks across the UK to launch the new resources
Featuring Safety Seymour, a cuddly superhero bear from outer space, the new website - www.safetyseymour.co.uk
- uses storytelling, cartoons, classroom-style activities and even yoga and origami to alert families to the danger of deadly carbon monoxide.
The website has been launched jointly by local gas network Cadent and its fellow gas networks across the UK, which operate and maintain the country’s underground gas pipes, delivering gas safely to millions of homes and businesses.
Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide can be produced by anything that burns, like faulty or badly maintained gas boilers, cookers, and fires, as well as barbecues and wood burners. It can’t be seen, smelt or tasted but it kills some 40 people a year and leaves many more with life-changing injuries.
Phil Burrows, Cadent’s Customer Vulnerability Social Programmes Delivery Manager, said: “We are so excited to be launching the Cadent-led Safety Seymour website, in conjunction with our fellow gas networks. With people spending much more time at home, gas safety is more important than ever.
“Safety Seymour has educated many thousands of children and their families. We’ve learnt through our classroom-based sessions, which have been running since 2015, how well children respond to the interactive way in which it’s taught, through Safety Seymour.
“This new website provides an essential resource for educators and parents alike, allowing children and families to continue learning with Safety Seymour at home through fun, family-friendly activities.”
The Safety Seymour programme is aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils and features games, drama and craft to help them and their families stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide in their homes.
Previously delivered in schools, the programme has been specifically developed for online use as people of all ages across the UK, and world, adapt to working and learning from home. The materials have been developed by creative learning company with input from teachers.
Phil added: “We are all learning to live our lives in new ways, and it is hoped that these materials will give parents and teachers a free resource to offer education whilst children can’t be in school.
“We are proud to partner with the other UK gas networks to develop these Safety Seymour resources to make sure children can keep their learning going at this challenging time.”