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Electricity Safety Week

Electricity Safety Week is a state-wide program designed to teach students about electricity and how to be safe around it.

Ausgrid attends Electricity Safety Week at school

Registrations are now open!

Electricity Safety Week 2020 will be held on 7 - 11 September.

The aim of Electricity Safety Week is to teach children to stay safe around electricity both at home and outdoors. The interactive program shows young people how electricity works, how to use it and how to stay safe around it.

The teaching resources are supported by the NSW Department of Education and aligned with the NSW Science & Technology and PDHPE syllabuses for K-6. Electricity Safety Week is part of Ausgrid’s Public Electrical Safety Awareness Program. 

How to register

Primary schools located in Ausgrid’s network distribution area (Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter regions) can register to receive a free interactive resource pack for Electricity Safety Week 2020. The pack contains a K-6 electricity safety lesson booklet, safety posters and stickers, a simple circuit kit to demonstrate how electricity works and student prizes including high bounce balls.

To register your school please email esw@primary-pr.com or call 02 9212 3888.

Resources

Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 and 6

Ausgrid has developed an interactive Electricity and Safety Unit for Years 5 & 6 that aligns with outcomes in the NSW Science & Technology Stage 3 Syllabus. 

Explore our resources ahead of Electricity Safety Week which include:

  • Stage 3 lesson booklets – 11 lessons covering electrical circuits, electricity generation, energy, transformation of energy and complementary STEM design challenges. Download in 'Teaching Resources.'
  • Interactive whiteboard lessons – 4 lessons to complement the Stage 3 lesson booklet with embedded videos, virtual experiments, diagrams and content. Open lesson link to get started
  • Educational safety videos – series of 9 engaging videos available on Ausgrid's YouTube channel.