TOXIC’, is a gripping 30 minute drama warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide is coming to post-primary schools across Northern Ireland – free of charge.
Though tackling a serious issue, the play is also humorous and features a range of misfit characters celebrating the end of their exams. The drama focuses on their plans for the future - from appearing on the ‘X Factor’, to becoming the first women on the moon, to moving to France.
Over the course of the play the friends come to learn that you can’t always see what is in front of you.
‘TOXIC’ is part of a range of activities undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), and its partners, to promote carbon monoxide awareness.
This work includes the ‘Watch Out, Carbon Monoxide Kills’ campaign, which reminds homeowners to make sure their chimneys and flues are cleaned at least once a year - and that appliances such as heaters, boilers and cookers, are serviced at least annually by a registered engineer. The campaign also demonstrates how installing an audible carbon monoxide alarm in your home can help protect you, and your family.
Jointly funded by HSENI and the Public Health Agency, ‘TOXIC’ is suitable for children from 11 years old upwards. To date, it has reached some 10,000 pupils throughout Northern Ireland.