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BGE to Present Electric Safety and Wires Down Video Challenge Information to Students at Ft. Smallwood Elementary School

BGE to Present Electric Safety and Wires Down Video Challenge Information to Students at Ft. Smallwood Elementary School

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to Present Electric Safety and
Wires Down Video Challenge Information to Students at Ft. Smallwood Elementary School

BGE representatives will share with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade the importance of electric safety and opportunities to create their own version of BGE’s award-winning Wires Down video

WHO: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Ft. Smallwood Elementary School teachers and students

WHAT: BGE linemen will speak to more than 300 Ft. Smallwood Elementary School students during an all-school assembly about the importance of electric safety, especially around downed wires and other electric equipment. In addition, BGE will present information on its Wires Down Video Challenge and encourage all elementary school students from across central Maryland to create their own version of BGE’s Wires Down commercial. Originally produced in 2000, the Emmy Award-winning commercial with its “do not, do not, do not touch” refrain aims to help raise awareness of electricity hazards, especially among young children.

WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2012
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ft. Smallwood Elementary School
1720 Poplar Ridge Road
Pasadena, Md. 21122

WHY: As part of BGE’s commitment to safety and educating our customers and their families about the importance of safety around electric wires and other electric equipment, BGE has launched a Wires Down Video Challenge to engage young students, who may be unaware of the safety hazards. To date, nearly 100 entry kits have been downloaded from the contest website and BGE encourages all elementary schools in its service area to participate for a chance to win funding towards a school enrichment project and learn about electric safety.

About the Wires Down Video Challenge:

BGE’s Wires Down Video Challenge is an opportunity for educators to provide a fun and creative way for students to not only learn about electric safety, but to also share that information with their family and friends, while promoting teamwork and school spirit at the same time.

Participating schools will create 30-to 45-second videos, using the same lyrics and melody from the original “Wires Down” commercial. Video submissions will be accepted online from Sept. 17 through Nov. 30, 2012. In December, schools will compete against each other during a two-week online public voting period for a chance to win. The winning schools will be announced in January 2013. For more information, including official rules, downloadable entry kits and helpful tips, visit <> .
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