Show Jessy your Farm Safety ideas and win!
Jessy the Sheep Dog, our Teagasc Farm Safety mascot, loves to help keep everyone safe on the farm and to celebrate the end of school term she ran a competition to give 5 lucky winners a €50 Smyths Toys voucher.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. We received hundreds of entries and it was very difficult to pick 5 winners. Because everyone put so much effort into their submission each entrant will receive a Jessy Farm Safety Champion Certificate along with some goodies in the coming days.
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Ruby Boland, Aged 11 - Co. Kildare
Ruby submitted the below picture entitled 'Protect your Bubble, Avoid Farm Trouble'. Each bubble displays a different farm safety scene such as avoiding overhead power lines, safety at height and covering slurry tanks and always keeping gates closed. Well done Ruby.
Ronan Dennigan, Aged 9 - Co. Roscommon
Ronan submitted the picture below as his entry which shows the farmer thinking of all the farm safety steps he wants to complete before starting his day on the farm such as; PTO cover, locking the doors, ensuring manholes are covered, checking fire extinguishers are in working order, locking gates, safety signs erected, muzzles are on the guard dogs, fencing off bales, wearing your safety gear before operating your quad and keeping away from ESB wires. Well done Ronan.
Cillian Murphy, Aged 8 - Co. Mayo
Cillian submitted the below picture of himself with his toy farm. He has created a farm accident scene whereby a farm worker has been in a collision with a tractor. The quad driver was not wearing suitable safety gear and emergency services are on the scene. Well done Cillian.
Colm Dennigan, Aged 8 - Co. Roscommon
Colm created the picture below to point out how dangerous the harvesting season can be on farms. The main things Colm has pointed out is to keep children out of the farmyard, don't climb on bales, keep away from moving machinery and to put up danger signs around slurry pits. We also spot Jessy the sheepdog in Colm's picture. Well done Colm.
Patrick Maher, Aged 7 - Co. Kilkenny
Patrick sent us in the picture below and he wants to tell everyone that farmyards are not a playground. Patrick drew a number of images specifically to keep children safe. He says that water barrel are dangerous, farm animals are not pets, always beware of the bull, never ride on tractors, don't play with farm equipment and to know that only one lungful of slurry gas can kill. Well done Patrick.
All 5 above will each receive a €50 Smyths Toys voucher. A further three entrants were picked as runners up and they will each receive goody bags kindly supplied from Agrikids. Every entrant will receive a Farm Safety Champion certificate along with some goodies.
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Fiachra Reilly, Aged 10 - Co. Meath
Fiachra sent us a picture of himself sitting safely on the tractor. He says when he goes on the tractor he always wears his seat belt and sits in the passenger seat beside Pat. Fiachra is also wearing his high vis vest. Well done Fiachra.
Mark Shinnick, Aged 8 - Co. Cork
Mark created this picture of a very busy farmyard. Marks safety tips are to have a guard around the slurry pit, watch machinery from a safe distance and keep a safe distance from livestock. Well done Mark.
Ella O'Connor, Aged 9 - Co. Carlow
Ella sent us in this picture of Jessy telling everyone to stay alert and don't get hurt. Ella has included lots of warning signs in her picture including to beware of freshly calved cow with her calf, beware of the bull, beware of tractors, sprays, slurry & gases and not to climb on bales. Well done Ella.