GET READY: (Back - left to right) Grade two teacher Sarah Greenhatch, Senior Sergeant Cameron Barwick, and teacher aide Kathryn Williams with grade two calendar artists Gailene Langlo and Troyson McInnerney - together they are making Woorabinda a safer place.
GET READY: (Back - left to right) Grade two teacher Sarah Greenhatch, Senior Sergeant Cameron Barwick, and teacher aide Kathryn Williams with grade two calendar artists Gailene Langlo and Troyson McInnerney - together they are making Woorabinda a safer place. Contributed

Art to help us ‘get ready’ for storm season

WOORABINDA youngsters' artwork and key safety messages will feature on a special calendar next year.

Drawings prepared by Woorabinda State School students and key safety messages from the Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council, Queensland Police Service and other State and non-government departments were aimed at enhancing the resilience of the community.

The production of the special calendars is the community's contribution to the Get Ready campaign - Queensland's attempt at being the most resilient state in Australia, to get ready now and be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.

Calendars will be distributed throughout the community to educate students, their families and friends with safety messages and increase their awareness on the risks and how to manage those risks.

Deputy mayor William Gulf said the initiative was a great way of teaching the kids and their families about the things to look out for and how to be safe and aware during these events, while bringing the community together.

Disaster Management support officer Senior Sergeant Cameron Barwick said Woorabinda like other areas of Queensland was affected by severe weather events."



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