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11/06/15: Bolton youngsters discover powerful summer safety message

More than 20 young people turned into little bright sparks last night as they discovered the importance of staying safe around electricity this summer holiday. Bright Sparks teacher Jackie building circuits with young people from the Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Electricity North West, the region’s power network operator, also helped to teach the local youngsters how electricity is delivered to homes and how to build their very own electrical circuits, along with how to stay safe around electricity during a fun-filled interactive workshop at the Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We were delighted to spend time with the young people at the Bolton Lads and Girls Club and it was a great opportunity just before they break up for summer to teach them the importance of how to stay safe around electricity.

“We reminded them that if a ball or other object ends up in a substation compound they should leave it there and not be tempted to reach it. They can call us and we’ll get it for them Bolton youngsters discover powerful summer safety messagesafely. Also, if they are playing in a field with overhead power lines then they should keep their distance.”

“The session was also a great way for youngsters to be inspired by electricity and enjoy the hands on activities in the hope of encouraging them to think about how they use electricity and open up the idea of a future career in engineering.”

Leon Crosby, Junior Club Leader at BLGC, said: “Each month we deliver educational sessions to our members, providing them with life skills, confidence and character building for the future.

“As part of this month’s safety theme we were delighted to welcome Electricity North West to the Club, our members thoroughly enjoyed the session which tackled serious and important messages in a fun and engaging way.”

To find out more about how Electricity North West engages with local communities please visit www.enwl.co.uk/sustainability.

To help highlight the dangers around electricity, parents and guardians can show children Electricity North West’s safety video or visit www.enwl.co.uk/staysafe for more information.

To report any safety concerns call Electricity North West immediately on 0800 195 4141. You can also follow us @ElectricityNW.

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