Cir­cus safety fun in schools

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

SCHOOLS from across the re­gion en­joyed a re­cent visit from the Safety Cir­cus.

The cir­cus, an ini­tia­tive of the Mackay Po­lice, is an award-win­ning chil­dren’s mu­si­cal per­for­mance which cov­ers sub­jects such as Bike Safety Pro­tec­tive Be­hav­iours and What to do as a by­stander in a bul­ly­ing si­t­u­a­tion.

Students from Cen­tral Queensland Univer­sity’s Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic dusted off their uni­cy­cles and clown noses to head north with Vol­un­teer in Polic­ing Gil­lian Phipps and Sergeant Nigel Dal­ton.

Bowen State School played host to the open­ing per­for­mance, which was also at­tended by students from St Mary’s Catholic School and Merinda State School.

The visit to Proser­pine State School was a spe­cial one for per­former Jack­son Wecker (Buddy), a for­mer stu­dent.

The troupe then per­formed at Can­non­vale State School, where Whit­sun­day Chris­tian College also at­tended.

The fi­nal stop for the cir­cus was St Cather­ine’s Catholic School in Proser­pine.

“It was a brief, but worth­while visit in which we were able to give nearly 750 students valu­able safety in­for­ma­tion,” a po­lice spokesper­son said.

The tour took place just prior to the school hol­i­days, en­sur­ing safety mes­sages re­main front of mind with students dur­ing the cur­rent break.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CRE­ATIVE MES­SAGE: Per­form­ers from Cen­tral Queensland Univer­sity de­liv­ered a safety mes­sage to Whit­sun­day Chris­tian College re­cently.

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