Friday, 1 November 2013

Tips for a safe Diwali-Lawrence High School

Bursting firecrackers on Diwali is intrinsic to the celebrations and despite all the noise and pollution it causes, the ones that sparkle and lit up the sky does indeed bring cheer and joy to all celebrating. However, the fire crackers can turn dangerous if not burst with caution. We don't want a happy occasion to turn sour due to lack of discretion and care. So, here are our few tips that we'd like to share with you all:


Never let younger kids be alone around crackers: Children under 12 years need to be supervised personally by an adult while bursting crackers. Very young children need to be kept away while the older ones have to be accompanied by the adult. 

Be vigilant: Very often it is a neighbour's cracker that misses its path and comes dangerously close, so it is very important that you have your ears and eyes open and look out for any dangerous elements.

Burst crackers in an open space: Never burst crackers in closed enclosures, balcony or near a house or building. Choose a common area that has a lot of space to light the cracker and make a safe exit. Never hold or let your child hold a cracker in the hand while bursting.

Do not bend over to light: Do not bend too much while setting a cracker on fire. Maintain a safe distance and back off carefully when lit. If the flames extinguishes prematurely, wait for a few seconds before you set it on fire again.

Carry a bucket of water: Always keep a bucket of water handy near the place where you intend to burst crackers. This will come in handy in case of any untoward incidents.

Appropriate clothing: It is not advisable to wear synthetic or flowing clothes when bursting crackers. Wear cotton clothes and always keep loose ends like that of a dupatta or a saree pallu tied up.

Clean-up: Wash your hands and legs thoroughly after coming home to remove the residues of the chemicals.

It is always better to be safe than sorry, so use your judgement, be cautious and enjoy this Diwali. Wishing you all a happy and safe Diwali.

Lawrence High School, located at HSR layout, Bangalore, focuses on educating children with traditional values to adapt and excel in the world. To know more about Lawrence school, please visit the website and join us at our Facebook page   

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