Creative Children Receive Award for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Efforts in Parliament

For immediate release – Friday 29 June 2018

The companies which are responsible for running the gas networks across Great Britain yesterday (Thursday 28 June) announced the winners of their annual creative safety competition to raise awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The announcement and prize giving took place at a ceremony in the House of Commons, hosted by Barry Sheerman MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group.

The Gas Distribution Networks (GDN’s) Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN, and Wales & West Utilities, held the competition for children aged between 5 and 11. Entries could be in any form of media, such as eye-catching cartoons, videos, models, short stories or poems that are informative and accurate in warning of the dangers of CO poisoning.   

Tom Bell, Chair of the GDN CO Best Practice Group said:

“The GDN’s are committed to raising awareness of CO and were pleased to organise the safety competition for 2018 – a key activity in highlighting the dangers of CO poisoning in schools, homes and workplaces across Great Britain.

“Every year the GDN’s are impressed by the level of understanding and creativity that goes into making the competition entries and this year was no exception. The strength of this competition is that the CO safety message reaches not only the students, but their friends and families in the community as well.”

The competition was run on a regional level by each GDN and was open to students in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (ages 5 – 11) across Great Britain. This year’s National Winners were Roven Fernando and Lewis Moger.


Notes to editors

Photos of the event and copies of the winning entries are available upon request.

ENA is the voice of the networks representing the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

For further information please contact:

Gerarda Kendrick
Communications Executive
Energy Networks Association

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