PPL Gives a Lesson in Safety

POINT TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  
     P-P-L is reaching out to young students to teach them the dangers electricity can bring.
     Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler shows us the program from Priestly Elementary School.
It was a day at Priestly Elementary School where acting was used to teach dozens of students the importance of electrical safety.
    The stage was set inside the gymnasium to get PPL electric's message across.

 Bethany post/actor, national theater for children
"Electricity powers literally everything around us and there are things that we don't often think about."  Said Bethany Post an actor.

    Like - staying clear from down power lines and transformers, inside your home - have space heaters three feet away from the wall and make sure smoke alarms work once a month.

     Students got a kick out of the show.

 
Allison anselmo/fifth grade student
"It helped you learn things about electricity and it was funny so it was more fun." Said Allison Anselmo, a fifth grade student
 
"Dressing up is a very interactive way for students during the show. But it's not the only way their engaging for safety detectors."

    Booklets like these were passed out to students to take home and learn even more and keep it fresh in their minds.

 "Integrated with their work... School learning, uhm, there is a house and shows  all the danger points." Said Teri MacBride a PPL Spokeswomen
 
    P-P-L has reached 20-thousand children in the past three years and want that to be increased to 80 thousand by 2019.

 
 'In Hot Pursuit' will be performed tomorrow in the Hughesville and Williamsport School District

Learn more on the PPL Website


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