Child Safety On Farms

The RIPPER II initiative lies within the education component of Farmsafe Australia’s Child Safety on Farms Program.

Ripper II - Growing kids on farms is an education resource for primary schools, providing teachers with evidence-based safety content and learning activities linked to the primary school curriculum of every Australian state and territory.

RIPPER II aims to provide teachers with ideas and resources to focus on / promote reputable farm safety content aligned the curricula, within the context of learning about farm life and farm environments. In particular, the resource provides teachers with: A background section highlighting evidence-base on injury causes and recommended interventions for child safety on farms.
  • State curriculum links from school entry to upper primary school levels (current April 2008)
  • Units of work and activity sheets
  • A ‘Story Book’, take home resources and CD with images files
  • With the support the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Cargill Australia, the RIPPER II resource was first released in August 2005. Since then, over 2,000 resource folders and nearly 4,000 CD versions of the resource have been distributed to primary schools all over rural Australia.
Thanks to this latest sponsorship by Cargill for a revised 2008 edition, we are continuing toward our objective for every teacher to have knowledge of and ready access to this important farm safety education resource. We hope teachers, parents and other educators alike, will find the resource helpful in teaching primary age children about farms and farm safety.
The resource is can be downloaded here (note large file)  http://www.aghealth.org.au/manualuploads/RIPPERII_MainDocument_2008.pdf or in a hardcopy folder and in CD version, by contacting the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety on 02 6752 8210 or at aghealth@health.usyd.edu.au


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