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Local schools triumph in power safety sketch competition


Lydiate Primary School pupil Christina Keating (Merseyside), Wigtown Primary School Oliver Barr (Dumfries & Galloway) & Golftyn CP pupil Jenna Hill (Flintshire) have all been crowned winner of the SP Energy Networks school safety competition after wowing judges with their drawings of how to avoid dangerous power emergency situations.

SP Energy Networks, which owns and manages the network of cables and power lines for the afore mentioned districts challenged schools to enter the drawing competition to increase awareness among pupils of the importance of electricity and staying safe around it.

The winners were selected as winners due to their knowledge of the dangers surrounding electricity and showing excellent drawing skills, which has earned the schools a mini iPad courtesy of SP Energy Networks.






Andrew Lloyd, Merseyside District General Manager at SP Energy Networks, said: “We’ve received some fantastic entries from schools across all of our districts and we were equally impressed by the awareness of school pupils on how to avoid power emergency situations.   It’s important that schools and pupils know how to handle emergency power situations and who to call in the rare event of such an occurrence.”

Mrs Kelly Devine, Wigtown Primary School head teacher, said: “We’re delighted to win the safety competition and an iPad for the school, which will go to good use to help our pupils learn more about wider topics relating to electricity. The children really enjoyed the challenge of drawing their designs and it was great to see them become so enthusiastic about such an important issue.”

We restore power supplies as quickly as possible should a fault occur and while loss of power is rare, we are keen to prepare schools for power emergency situations and give advice on how to deal with them.   

Should you need to report an emergency situation, you can call the SP Energy Networks hotline number on 0800 001 5400.


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