Get ready for dis­as­ter lessons in com­pe­ti­tion

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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