A Castleplunkett student was named as the FBD Farm Safe Schools champion for Connacht.
David Nally, a fifth class student at Castleplunkett National School, was chosen after his name was put forward for the award.
David’s school is currently taking part in the Farm Safe Schools pilot programme, which aims to kick start farm safety conversations in classrooms nationwide.
Each month one dedicated champion is selected for each region and awarded a certificate of achievement and a family pass to Dublin Zoo, sponsored by FBD Insurance.
David was adjudged to have demonstrated “excellence, innovation and commitment” to improving farm safety awareness.
Farm Safe Schools coordinator and AgriKids founder, Alma Jordan, explained what made the young Castleplunkett student stand out from the crowd.
“We received a huge volume of entries for this inaugural FBD Regional Awards and it proves the ability and capability of our children to change the culture around farm safety.
“David is very much active on the farm at home and is a keen bee keeper. He shared every aspect of farm work with his class and outlined the various safety measures that must be taken. His willingness to share on the topic of farm safety is tremendous, this is exactly what Farm Safe Schools is all about,” she said.
The Farm Safe Schools pilot is a joint collaboration between Agri Aware, AgriKids, the IFA and is supported by the FBD Trust.