As part of the Early Childhood Education week, 50 of the Bright Little Ones Kindergarten’s 82 students were briefed on the importance of safety in all aspects of life before watching the Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) pothole crew in action.
The kindergarten is located in Muanikau, Nasese.
FHH Safety Officer, Emori Kurisaqila, spoke to the children about the importance of safety, such as wearing helmets while riding their bikes and being careful around hazards that could hurt them at home or at school.
Kurisaqila also showed the children a variety of roadwork signs so that they can help remind their parents to be careful.
A crew of six men wearing all the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) demonstrated on the kindergarten frontage how potholes are patched safely, using the proper potholing gear.
Bright Little Ones Director, Milika Ratucicivi, said, “The teachers have noticed how the children have incorporated road construction in their outdoor and indoor play. They are digging holes outside in the compound and are using materials like blocks, sticks, and logs as cones and vehicles, and they pretend to divert the traffic, so we decided to invite FHH to come and educate our students on safety.”
“It is an honour to share our knowledge with these young children and to be able to help guide them to reach their dreams safely,” said Kurisaqila.
Ratucicivi thanked Kurisaqila and his team, saying that the age group of her students is when young minds are sharp and receptive to new ideas and knowledge.