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Thirty-five primary and all-age schools from Manchester and St. Elizabeth are slated to participate in a two-day safety, health and environment fair at the Alpart Sports Club in Nain, St. Elizabeth from June 9 to 10.
The event is being organized by Alpart in association with the Home, Street, School (HSS) Safety Committee.
Alpart’s public relations manager, Lance Neita told JIS News that the two-day event was expected to attract hundreds of residents, who would view displays and exhibitions highlighting the value of safety, health and environment protection at home, in schools and in communities.
The fair is the culmination of an annual motivation programme sponsored by Alpart with the objective of inculcating safety and health practices as a way of life for students and parents.
The exhibits will be judged by a team of Alpart employees and safety professionals and will include Dennis Hendricks, safety consultant; Wyatt Morgan, safety administrator; Jermaine Saunders, community relations officer and Dr. Errol Miller, campus director, Knox Community College.
“Awards will be based on the standard of the exhibits as well as the level of participation by the schools in a number of other safety motivation activities conducted by Alpart during the school year.. judging will be carried out on Thursday and the gates will be opened to the public, free of charge, on Friday,” he informed.
President of the HSS Committee, Verna Bromfield told JIS News that the fair would also include a concert and a discussion session.
“The programme is timely because of the increasing reports of loss of life and property resulting from unsafe actions in the domestic environment .it encourages basic safety behaviour and practices in areas such as accident prevention, road safety, use of electrical and other appliances, and health and environment standards,” she said.

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