Jonathan creates a buzz at Moray Primary School

Jonathan at Moray Primary School

Jonathan creates a buzz at Moray Primary School

Electrical safety was the buzz among pupils at Moray Primary School in Grangemouth recently (Tuesday 7 February) after a Forth Valley College Technician dropped in to take a lesson.

Jonathan Cooper who is part of the College’s CompEx team was only too happy to give a talk, show some animated films and perform some experiments to show the Primary 3/4 pupils the dangers of electricity and how accidents can be prevented.

He said: “It was great to go and speak with the children at Moray Primary School and they were all really interested in finding out how to be safe when close to electricity. It is very important for children to know the dangers and how to avoid accidents and I was very impressed with how much they already knew and by all the questions they asked on the day.”

Teacher Heather McKean, said: “It was great to have support from the Electrical Safety team at Forth Valley College highlighting the safety and dangers of electricity within the home. As part of the school curriculum the children have been learning about various science topics, including electricity. Jonathan was brilliant with the children, engaging them and encouraging them to potentially take up a career in engineering.”

FVC’s CompEx operation consists of two state-of-the art workshops, a classroom and a small dedicated team of Trainer/Assessors and administrators with a passion for teaching safe working practices in hazardous areas.  The centre has been training CompEx, Hazardous Area Safety, Electrical Safety and many other courses for well over 20 years and within the last five years they have been recognised by governing bodies and industry in Central Scotland, for the professional and passionate approach it takes.

The Electrical Safety Team at Forth Valley College are hoping to increase safety awareness in local primary schools and also to promote exciting careers in engineering for men and women in the local community in an engaging environment.

For more information on CompEx courses please click here



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