Children’s book sheds light on what to do in a power cut

Children's book sheds light on what to do in a power cut

NORTHERN Powergrid – which operates the region's electricity network – has been joined for the second time by an author to help promote a community message.

Chris Madeley has written a book to help children understand more about electricity and what they should do in a power cut, including ways of supporting the vulnerable.

The book is the latest in her popular Cones children's safety series.

The stories bring traffic cones to life, in adventures carrying messages to the young readers.

Siobhan Barton, for Northern Powergrid, said: "The Cones are a fun and engaging way for children to learn.

"The first book, Cones and Electricity, had a really clear message about staying safe and away from the power network.

"We wanted this latest book to encourage children to think about their local community. We hope it starts some great conversation between parents and their children about how they might be more prepared during a power cut and how they can support neighbours who may be vulnerable.

"Thanks to significant investment in the electricity network power cuts are rare, but severe weather can cause damage with fallen trees or debris hitting power lines."

At a launch event in Leeds for the latest book, the author gave a reading and goodie bags were handed out.

Chris said: "It's been great to work with Northern Powergrid again and use the Cones to help educate about electricity.

"It's really important children understand that a power cut is nothing to be afraid of and it's great to get them thinking about their local community."

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