The dangers of approaching a powerful source of electricity are demonstrated. Includes images of dangerous sources of electricity which children may see in their local environment. To demonstrate the dangers of electricity, a dummy is moved towards an electricity cable and struck by electrical sparks. The importance of following instructions and taking note of warning signs is explained.
This clip is useful to raise awareness of the potential dangers of electricity in the places they move around every day. If possible, a trip around the school's local area could be organised (or simply around school). Could pupils spot the dangers? Ask children to make a list of all the possible hazards they see around them and also write down any warning signs they find. Discuss their views on what they have seen and experienced. Ask: "Why is it important to read signs and follow instructions? What else could be done to help young people act responsibly when it comes to electricity?"