About 450 Grade 4 students experienced interactive, hands-on activities about outdoor safety practices as well as living a healthy lifestyle during the eighth annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day held May 9 at the Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition.
Classrooms of students from several Lloydminster schools rotated between nine different stations that included animal and grain safety, firearms safety, fire and water safety and hidden hazards on the farm.
“We feel it’s a super event that we maintain and continue because we get to engage with youth and teach them a really long life skill that is super important. You never want them to be put in one of those dangerous situations, but farm accidents happen and usually involve children. Anything that we can do to try and prevent that or help to reduce that number of farm accidents and injuries is a success,” said Sydney Lake, agriculture manager for the exhibition.