Liège to host the ‘House of Giants’ exhibit on child safety
Share article:
Share article:

Liège to host the ‘House of Giants’ exhibit on child safety

Photo from La Maison des Géants

Liège will be hosting the ‘House of Giants’ exhibit from now until 2 October, according to Belga News Agency.

The exhibit is a house in which adults can wander through rooms whose furniture has all been scaled up in order to give them the perspective a child would have, drawing attention to potential dangers.

Members of the public are invited to explore the house and objects playfully, and a self-guide offers advice on how to child-proof different areas of the home for safety.

“Domestic accidents kill three times more people in Europe than road accidents. And it is young children who are most at risk of being involved in these accidents,” said La Ligue des familles, who organises the exhibit.

Their mission is to create a society adapted to the realities of families through civil and political action.

Photos from La Maison des Géants

According to the Red Cross, a partner in the project, the most common type of household accident is a fall, which constitutes 50 percent of all such accidents.

“That’s followed by burns, and in third place is poisoning from household products and medicines,” said Laura Lopez, director of the Red Cross Youth in French-speaking Belgium.

Liège is said to be the first French-speaking city to host the exhibit.

“We wanted to be associated with this essential project,” said Willy Demeyer, the mayor of Liege.

“This playful way of preventing serious accidents for our children appealed to us immediately. It is therefore a source of pride for Liège to be the first French-speaking city to host this tour of the House of Giants.”

After Liège, the exhibit will travel to Hainaut, Ghent and then Brussels, where it will be from 10 – 21 November.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Brussels pharmacies report rush on rapid tests due to Covid Safe Ticket
Many pharmacists in Brussels have noticed a remarkable increase in the demand for Covid-19 tests this weekend, following the official expansion of ...
Students filmed naked on ULB campus given a warning
A group of students caught on camera mimicking sexual acts on the campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been issued an official ...
EU Digital Covid Certificate becomes an international success story
The European Commission adopted on Monday a report on the EU Digital Covid Certificate and its implementation across the EU. According to the ...
Belgian chocolatier agrees to $15 million settlement over misled consumers allegations
Internationally recognised Belgian chocolate manufacturer Godiva has reached a $15 million (€12.9 million) settlement after US consumers said they ...
‘Buying second home does not mean you are rich’: government disagrees on tax break
The Francophone liberal MR party and the Flemish socialist Vooruit party strongly disagree on the current scheme for tax benefits on people's second ...
EMA starts evaluating Pfizer vaccine for children over 5 years old
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started evaluating an application to extend the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to children ...
Energy prices: EU’s demand and supply dilemma in importing natural gas
The European Commission adopted last week a plan on how to tackle the rise in global energy prices in the short-term while relying on the transition ...
Tram line and cycle path to connect Brussels’ outskirts to airport
Works on a tram line connecting Brussels, the NATO headquarters and Brussels Airport in Zaventem, which could attract up to 10,000 passengers a day, ...
SKYFALL: European police complete counter-drone training in Antwerp
In a joint project between Belgium’s federal police and the Brussels Capital Ixelles Policing Area, 15 European police officers visited Antwerp to ...
Offshore wind farms could help reach climate neutrality by 2050
A study carried out by the Bureau fédérale du Plan (BFP) – an independent Belgian organisation that investigates questions of environmental and ...
Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...
STIB launches free transport for Museum Night Fever this weekend
STIB buses will run between Brussels museums for free on Saturday night as part of the Museum Night Fever celebrations taking over the capital.  ...