The European Minerals Day 2017 events “Take Safety Home” of Kifissia & “All the time I play, minding anyway” of Milos are the winners of 2017 Sustainable Development Challenge of Imerys in the Minerals Day Activities category. Both activities focused on Safety, Safe Behaviour and Self-protection, addressed to children of all ages. 165 participating children in both events, from five to seventeen years old, were initiated in the notion of Safety while they are walking, bicycling, playing in their neighborhoods, everywhere and anytime in their lives.
Milos’s EMD event on September 22nd ,2017, was based on Aesop’s fable “The Ant and the Cicada” and aimed at raising children’s awareness on safety issues in a way to urge them to watch out and take care of themselves and those around them while they play. Children of the 2nd and 3rd Grades of Milos Primary Schools participated on this educational activity focusing on safety at school, at home, at play. Scene of action was Imerys plant nursery at Pollonia, arranged with appropriate care to host the educational program featuring a theater and a musical event.
Kifissia’ EMD event on September 23rd,2017, was based on Imerys Safety Connect Day theme “Mobile Equipment and Pedestrian Safety”, but this time with the participation of 60 children of Imerys employees as well as 40 children from “SOS Children Village”. There were 3 parallel Road Safety Educational Programs designed and presented by Traffic Safety experts of Road Safety Institute (R.S.I.) “Panos Mylonas”: Pedestrians Educational Program (5-8 years old children), Bike Educational Program (9-12 years old) & Traffic Educational Program for teenagers.