“Play it Safe Around Electricity!”

“Play it Safe Around Electricity!”

“Play it Safe Around Electricity!”

The catchy chorus repeated inside Honey Brook Elementary School by dozens of children on a recent March afternoon told the story of an engaged, entertained group of youngsters.

The students at the Chester County school clearly learned their lesson from Agents of Safety, the new electrical safety-themed theater program that PPL Electric Utilities is bringing to schools across its service territory in March.

Honey Brook is one of about 30 schools that the PPL-sponsored program will visit in March. More than 10,000 across PPL’s service territory are expected to get the safety lessons during the tour, which runs from March 4 to March 22.

It’s part of PPL’s plan to deliver electrical safety programs to 100,000 students over a five-year period. By the end of the current tour, more than 72,000 children will have seen performances.

The half-hour program is designed to teach children lessons about staying safe around electricity that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

And actors from The National Theatre for Children were doing their best to deliver those valuable messages.

Actors Shawn Murphy and Allison Nissley told the audience about staying away from downed power lines, never climbing trees and flying balloons near those power lines and how water and electricity don’t mix.

“If you see a knocked down power line, stay far away,” they stressed. “And be safe around electrical outlets.”

The theatrical program is one of several initiatives PPL has undertaken to educate the public about staying safe around electricity.

PPL has an electrical safety education program that reaches out to contractors and first responders and has safety resources at pplelectric.com/safety.

The company recently published an electrical safety book for children called “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity” and is making it available for schools to order for fourth grade students. For more information, visit www.pplelectric.com/kidsbook.

PPL also delivers its safety message with its Live Line Electrical Safety Exhibit, which shows the many dangers associated with electricity and contact with power lines.