Fourth graders get jolting demonstration


By Eva Queen - equeen@civitasmedia.com



Pamela Ocampo is seen trying on safety gloves from Surry-Yadkin EMC.


Randy White is seen here teaching students how to be safe around downed power lines.


Copeland Elementary’s fourth grade students were given a high voltage safety demonstration by Surry-Yadkin EMC recently.

Adam Martin, public information specialist and Randy White, safety coordinator from Surry-Yadkin EMC, gave the demonstration with a miniature display that helped students understand the importance of electrical safety, and key safety practices. The co-op created a miniature display that helps students understand the importance of electrical safety.

The demo model is a smaller version of Surry-Yadkin EMC’s actual model. The demo model has several thousand volts of electricity running through it, according to Martin. “Just getting within a few inches can cause an electrical shock.”

In using the model, Surry-Yadkin EMC is able to show the consequences of items or individuals if they do come into contact with an electrical current.

This visit correlated with the unit in which students were learning about electrical circuits, insulators and conductors.

After the presentation, students had a new respect for the “power” of electricity and how dangerous the lineman’s jobs are when working on power lines, according to Tina Howlett, fourth grade teacher at Copeland Elementary.

Surry-Yadkin EMC is available to go into the community to visit schools and civic groups to present our High Voltage Safety Demonstration. This presentation is available upon request. Please contact Public Information Specialist Adam Martin at (336) 356-5255 for additional information.

Pamela Ocampo is seen trying on safety gloves from Surry-Yadkin EMC.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_REB_0783.jpgPamela Ocampo is seen trying on safety gloves from Surry-Yadkin EMC.

Randy White is seen here teaching students how to be safe around downed power lines.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_REB_0792.jpgRandy White is seen here teaching students how to be safe around downed power lines.

By Eva Queen

equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or equeen@civitasmedia.com

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