Creative Year 2 students from Park Orchards Primary School have produced a beautiful collection of artwork after a recent visit from the VICSES Manningham Unit.
During the visit, students learned all about the sort of things Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers do and how they can help during an emergency. They took part in activities that covered what you need in an emergency kit and what sort of things you might find in floodwater as well as a demonstration of the VICSES Rescue truck. The students also took home important safety messages like ‘never enter floodwater’ and ‘call 132 500 for SES assistance’.
VICSES volunteer Sue Whitten, the organiser of the visit, was delighted with the children’s enthusiasm.
“By creating an exciting and engaging environment during these visits, children will be more likely to remember and share important safety messages with their friends and families resulting in a community that is better prepared and knows what to do during emergencies” she said.
VICSES visits to schools and youth groups are an important part of keeping communities prepared and aware of their risk. If you would like to register your interest in the free education program covering the topics of floods, storms and how to prepare for emergencies delivered by VICSES volunteers across Victoria please fill in the VICSES schools visits form.