Get ready for disaster lessons in competition
PRIMARY school students are urged to get creative and come up with videos to encourage the community to be disaster ready.
Entries are now open for the Sunshine Coast Get Ready Schools Competition which challenges students to create an engaging video to highlight the importance of having a “what if plan”.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said experience showed communities who were well-prepared and aware before a disaster occurs, were more resilient and able to recover faster.
“Disaster preparedness starts with our youngest community members,” Cr Jamieson said.
“As part of the Get Ready Queensland program, council has developed an education program for school students so that young people are part of the conversation when it comes to disaster preparedness.”
The top 10 finalists will be played at the Sunshine Coast Emergency Services Community Expo on Sunday, May 19 where the community will vote for the winning entry.
The winning team and their school will be mentored by a Sunshine Coast marketing agency to take their entry to the next level.
They will work with the company to deliver their entry concept for council’s 2019 Get Ready television, radio and social media campaign.
Entries close April 30. Visit the competition page on the Have Your Say section of council’s website.