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Birmingham Schools Initiatve 2009

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2009 Birmingham Schools Initiative
In March, BHSEA, along with HSE, was invited by the Birmingham City Council (BCC) Health and Safety Team (Enforcement) to sponsor a special initiative in Bournville School and VIth Form Centre. The aim was to raise Health and Safety Awareness amongst 200 Year 10 pupils, prior to them engaging in Work Experience.

An awareness seminar was held at the beginning of July, with presentations being made by members of the BCC Inspectorate Team, based on the HSE's Shattered Lives campaign and a prosecution case study in the West Midlands. This was followed up by a feedback session with some students, prior to a briefing on specific tasks to be undertaken by the whole Year Group for a competition in the Autumn term.

The Award Categories were for a Poster, General H and S Leaflet, an H and S Webpage and Any Other Item related to a campaign or motivational material. The competition attracted an impressive set of entries from the pupils, which indicated an excellent response to the awareness training.

The entries were judged by BHSEA, BCC and HSE representatives and BHSEA provided 25 WH Smith 10 Vouchers to pupils contributing to the winning entries. The awards were presented at the school in December.

It is hoped to expand the initiative into other Birmingham Schools in 2010.
Bourneville School Some of the winning pupils in front of a selection of their entries
Bourneville School
The Project Team, L to R: Janine Tickle, HSE; Brian Platts, Bournville School; Terry Mallard, BCC; Andy Chappell, BHSEA; Surindar Deshi, BCC
Bourneville School
Andy Chappell, BHSEA Secretary presenting awards to some of the winning pupils at morning assembly
Bourneville School
Andy Chappell, BHSEA Secretary presenting awards to some of the winning pupils at morning assembly
Bourneville School Andy Chappell, BHSEA Secretary presenting awards to some of the winning pupils at morning assembly
Bourneville School Winning entries on display
Bourneville School Winning entries on display
Bourneville School Winning entries on display
Bourneville School
Winning entries on display

April 20 2009, Radio WM
Mark Hoare, Vice President of BHSEA (and Neil Budworth, IOSH and Andy Lucas, Birmingham City Council) with Ed Doolin after they had taken part in a health and safety phone in on Radio WM.
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