A new power safety competition for primary schools which gives pupils a chance of winning a brand new iPad for their class has been launched by energy firm SP Energy Networks.

The competition is open to pupils from Largs Primary, St Mary's, Skelmorlie, Fairlie, West Kilbride and Cumbrae.

Pupils are invited to take part in PowerWise Champions, an interactive lesson in the importance of staying safe around electricity, before completing a drawing challenge to win their school the exciting prize which also includes a power safety session from a SP Energy Networks engineer.

PowerWise Champions is a power safety initiative run by SP Energy Networks, the owner and maintainer of powerlines in North Ayrshire. The initiative encourages pupils to learn about the importance of staying safe around electricity through a free online educational resource which is available to teachers, parents and kids.

Schools will also be given the opportunity to nominate their PowerWise Champion, a pupil who will be selected as their school’s power safety ambassador and be the individual that passes on their power safety knowledge to their school peers and friends on how to behave in the event of a power cut.

Guy Jefferson, Director, SP Energy Networks, said: “We’re proud to be able to bring our vital safety messaging into schools, sharing the importance of being prepared for a power emergency. There’s loads of simple steps that we can bear in mind to make sure we keep safe in a power cut. Hopefully our PowerWise Champions initiative will generate excitement and enthusiasm for power safety in North Ayrshire. We look forward to seeing all of the entries!”

PowerWise is a free teaching resource available to school teachers to help educate pupils on the importance of power safety. All lesson concepts are interactive, intriguing and linked to Scottish curricula. Teachers and parents can register to access the free resources at powerwise.org.uk.

The competition closes on 31st January 2018. For more information on PowerWise, visit powerwise.org.uk All entries should be sent by email to spnetworks@stripecommunications.com or by post to: SP Energy Networks c/o Stripe Communications 86/3 Commercial Quay Edinburgh EH6 6LX