Electricity safety message for Mandurah Primary School pupils


Terry Soutar from Western Power talks to student Caitlyn Donohoe about electrical circuits.
Terry Soutar from Western Power talks to student Caitlyn Donohoe about electrical circuits.

STUDENTS from Mandurah Primary School and the Peel Language School learnt about the science of electricity and how to behave safely around it last week.

The students experienced the free Western Power education incursion Shockproof presented by Terry Soutar.

In the upper grades the presentation linked with the Australian Curriculum and all students were involved in using the energy stick to complete circuits and tested different materials in the classroom that could conduct or insulate electrivity.

Each class received a class poster, safety hat and a booklet to reinforce the message of safety around electricity.

Some of the comments after the presentation:

“It was awesome as it is important to learn about electricity and the dangers.”

“I liked how we saw things that electricity goes through like water.”

“I liked the circuit and the buzzy thing.’’