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Safety Seymour – on a mission to help you stay safe from carbon monoxide

Safety Seymour is a fun and colourful character who has an important message to share about gas safety in the home, and the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (or CO) poisoning in particular.

Developed by Cadent, the largest gas distribution network in the UK, the Safety Seymour sessions are usually presented in schools by trained arts workers.

There is also a new website at www.safetyseymour.co.uk packed with fun activities and videos to support learning.

At Northern Gas Networks we thought that Safety Seymour was so great that we have now introduced it to schools in our North of England region. Our trained Customer Care Officers present the free session in the classroom to Year 2 and Year 3 classes.

Safety Seymour also wants kids to get creative and enter his fantastic competition. Help Safety Seymour spread the word about the dangers of carbon monoxide, by creating a video, short story, poem or cartoon. As long as you’re spreading awareness of carbon monoxide, anything counts.

The competition is open to children aged between five and 11, and the prizes are £150 for themselves, and £300 for their school or organisation. The closing date is Wednesday 30 June 2021. Find out more at www.safetyseymour.co.uk/competition.

Send your entry to Safety Seymour along with your name, age, teacher, school/organisation and postcode by email to COSafetyCompetition@energynetworks.org

Entries must be in the format of a JPEG, photograph or a coloured scan, or as a link or attachment if it is in video or digital form. Please submit each entry individually with only one entry per student permitted. Submissions received by other means will not be entered into the competition.

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We offer Seymour visits to your school and it is totally free. The half-day session is facilitated by trained arts workers and focuses on educating children in a fun and engaging way on the dangers of carbon monoxide, what the symptoms are and also how to stay safe.

We’ve also put together an informative pack for schools to help teachers deliver the messages to children themselves.

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Safety Seymour is a bear on a mission to educate the world on carbon monoxide (CO).

We’ve developed an educational pack to help you deliver a Safety Seymour session to children, to help them understand about the silent killer carbon monoxide and how to stay safe.

Download our Safety Seymour Activity Pack


Meet our Customer Care Officer for Cumbria, Stevie Sharp and her friend Safety Seymour.