Ben Lynch won the Farm Safe competition.

Ben named Farm Safe Ulster champ

Mullahoran National School is celebrating after Ben Lynch was named the Agri Aware Farm Safe Schools regional champion for Ulster.

Ben is a 6th class pupil who lives on a farm rearing chickens, sheep and cattle. He was nominated by his teachers for his brilliant contribution to the Farm Safe Schools programme.

Agri Aware Farm Safe Schools Champions are selected from each region and awarded a certificate of achievement and a family pass to Dublin Zoo, kindly sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.

The champions are those children who demonstrate excellence, innovation and commitment to improving farm safety awareness as part of the programme. They are passionate about making sure the farm safety message is part of the conversation in their classrooms, at home and in their community.

Agri Aware Farm Safe Schools coordinator and AgriKids founder, Alma Jordan explained what made Ben stand out from the crowd.

“We received a huge volume of entries for the Regional Awards and it proves the ability and capability of our children to change the culture around farm safety.

“Ben’s entry was truly inspiring. We learnt how hard Ben has worked in organising and informing his class using his own farming knowledge in many categories.

“He has educated them about the process of rearing 30,000 plus chickens in one batch and also detailed the steps taken in his father's embryo work with Limousin cattle and sheep.

“Ben is compiling a class presentation with his peers on different types of farms in his school, on farm machinery and safety and animals and their young. He has united the interest of the whole class and his teachers are very proud of what he has become.

“Ben’s willingness to share on the topic of farm safety is tremendous, this is exactly what Farm Safe Schools is all about.”