Agri Aware today (Monday 15th July) launched its #FacesofFarmSafety competition. The competition aims to get as many people as possible to share their farm safety advice and to celebrate their good practices in order to promote Farm Safety to millions of social media users across Ireland.
The aims of this competition are aligned with the themes of this year's National Farm Safety Week 2019 which kicked off today (Monday 15th July). The theme of this year’s campaign is “Save Lives. Think Safety, Farm Safely”. Agri Aware is asking members of the general public to celebrate when things go right and share their good practices with others.
Carroll Consultancy and Agri Aware join forces for inaugural primary school competition
Students in St. John’s National School in the Neale, Ballinrobe were last week (Tuesday 25th June) announced as the winners of the inaugural Agri Aware “Artistic Animals” art competition. The competition, a collaboration between Agri Aware – Ireland’s agri-food educational body and Carroll Consultancy – a leading Agricultural Consultancy based in Swinford County Mayo aimed to promote farming and the agri-food sector to children of all ages across the west of Ireland.
The competition was open to primary school children of all ages across the West of Ireland who were tasked with creating their own farm animal in the classroom using only recycled materials. The competition was a huge success with entries received from students of all ages from across the West. One lucky winner was chosen – St. John’s National School, Ballinrobe, who on Tuesday 25th June were visited by Agri Aware’s Mobile Farm where they got to meet an array of farm animals and got to learn more about farming and food from the Mobile Farmer Pat. The students were also was joined on the day by Deirdre O’Shea Executive Director, Agri Aware and Breian Carroll, Managing Director, Carroll Consultancy for the Awards ceremony.
Second place was given to Logboy National School, Co. Mayo who won an egg incubator for their classroom which will allow them to hatch their very own chickens this Autumn and third place went to Glinsk National School Co. Galway.
Agri Aware and Carroll Consultancy wish to extend their congratulations to all winners and to say well done to all classes who entered the competition.