Ben and Bella Burnsafe Superhero's Update
The Ben and Bella childhood burn prevention campaign was introduced to Fiona Wood Foundation followers in November 2017. This campaigns aim was to distribute story books, to 3-8 year olds in our community, called the Holiday Adventures with the Burnsafe Heroes. The books feature twins, Ben and Bella, who learn about burn risks, burn injuries and simple burns first aid when they go on holiday. Since November, we have distributed these books via childcare centres, GPs and schools.
By the end of this project we will have provided about 6000 books to families across Western Australia. Childcare centres have been given books for staff to read to children and give to families, GP clinics have received books to give to children who attend vaccination clinics, and primary school libraries and classes have received books for their students.
Some schools will be aligning their education with the Department of Fire Services Firefighter visits in Term 3 via their Health education curriculum. St Stephen’s school in Duncraig and Carramar have been very proactive in teaching their students about burn injury and taught via some practical classes about burn safety while they toasted marshmallows.
The Fiona Wood Foundation would like to thank the students and teachers of St Stephen’s School, and to Joanne Urquhart, St Stephen’s teacher librarian, for coordinating this across their two campuses. We would also like to thank the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation for their support of this prevention campaign. If you are a parent of a 3 year old to 7 year old, carer/teacher that is connected with a daycare centre and/or school we encourage you to contact us to arrange delivery of some Ben and Bella books.
The children from St Stephen's, Duncraig