Gas Safe Aware Campaign by 10 yr Old Girl

Sometimes, when I hear stories on the news about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide in the home, it really scares me and gets me thinking. This happens, and it can happen to anyone, how can we be sure it won’t happen to us or someone we love?
Well, we need to, first and foremost, ensure that our boiler is in tip top condition and has been checked. Apparently, the people to do this are Gas Safe Register, this is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.

Recently, they ran a competition ‘My Gas Safe Hero’, open to 4 to 12 yr olds which invited them to submit a drawing or short story that depicted their Gas Safe registered relative or family friend keeping a community or family gas safe.

This short animation http://youtu.be/7tQVzhS4Tt4 is the winning entry by 10 year old Poppy Worthington Harris which tells the story of a young girl saving her granny from carbon monoxide poisoning. Upon discovering her granny on the floor who had collapsed by her faulty gas fire, the girl calls Gas Safe Hero who saves the day!

The story is based on a drawing by Poppy, which is based on her own true story and features Poppy’s actual voice on the video, and the hero in the story is Poppy’s Dad, Bob Worthington Harris – a gas safe engineer from Oakamoor, Staffordshire.

Poppy says about the competition:

“I was really happy that I won and very excited. I love the cartoon and the video, all my friends are dead jealous and all my family are really proud of me”.

This is the video that was created using Poppy’s initial drawings.

I think you’ll agree it’s fantastic. The animation, which was revealed at Gas Safety Week’s launch event at the Houses of Parliament last week, is being used to promote the importance of staying gas safe as a nation. What a wonderful thing to have achieved as a 10 year old, to have your idea being made into a film, then used on a Government initiative.

This is Poppy with her Gas Safe Hero Dad :)

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Well done Poppy :)

 
Follow @gassaferegister or visit staygassafe.co.uk for more information on how to stay gas safe.
I was not paid to write this post. This is a promotion that I’m helping out with for a family friend.
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