Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week is designed to teach children to stay safe around electricity both at home and outdoors. It’s a week to shine a spotlight on safety and this year runs from 4-8 September 2023.

In NSW and QLD, electricity distributors Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy, Energex and Ergon provide primary schools with free resources to promote education around electricity in the classroom. The annual interactive program shows students how electricity works, how to use it and how to stay safe around it.

The teaching resources are supported by the NSW Department of Education and aligned with the NSW Science & Technology and PDHPE syllabuses for K-6. Similarly, in QLD the resources align with the P-6 Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education and the Year 6 Australian Curriculum for Science.

Schools in NSW and QLD can register for a free resource and prize pack, which includes lesson booklets for the teacher, access to interactive learning modules, safety posters, stickers and a simple circuit kit. This year two NEW resources have also been developed:

Let’s get coding!

In collaboration with Code Club Australia, the Scratch Programming activity targeted at Years 3 & above, is a block-based visual coding language used to teach coding to primary-aged students in a simple, fun way. It’s easily accessible and free to use on scratch.mit.edu. The scratch project is aligned to the Digital Technologies curriculum in NSW and QLD.

Virtual excursions with DART Learning

DART (Distance And Rural Technology) Learning, is a service provided by the NSW Department of Education to support equitable access to education for teachers and students. Produced in partnership with DART Learning, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy the engaging virtual excursion shares the unique perspective of female professionals working in the electricity industry, their roles and why electricity safety is important. Come take a look at some of the electrical equipment we see in our neighbourhood and check out what an elevated work platform does. This is a free resource and suitable for Stages 2 and 3. Find out more