Chelsea SES Visit Bonbeach Primary
Welcome to Chelsea SES
Bonbeach primary students discovering the effects of natural disasters
Chelsea SES members were very pleasantly surprised at the level of readiness that they found on their recent visit to Bonbeach Primary School.
Getting ready for the presentation
The School should feel very proud of their students and their knowledge of natural disasters and how they are learning to deal with them should the need arise. They were a great audience for Chelsea SES; polite, friendly, attentive and interested in what we had to say.
The students got to see things from the SES point of view
Grades 3, 4 and 5, 6 have been studying Mother Nature and how she affects our lives with some of the natural events that she delivers and the way things have been, these students could have used the daily paper as a text book following so many recent events in our region. From Floods and Cyclones in Tropical Far North Queensland to Earthquakes and Tsunami’s in Japan we seem to have been confronted by so many terrible disasters in such a short time.
Grade 3, 4 checking out the SES PPE (personel Protective Equipment)
On Thursday (31/03/2011) Evette & Phil from Chelsea SES visited Bonbeach Primary to explain how they deal with natural disasters that affect our local area. Recent flooding and severe storms have given the Chelsea Crew plenty of experience with Mother Nature and the students at Bonbeach were keen to hear about some of their encounters.
Grades 5, 6 wearing the safety gear
For an hour, the students shared some of the stories that have unfolded for Chelsea SES over the past few months including major weather events that shook Aspendale Gardens as well as February’s amazing flooding that saw so much of the local area under water. The students jumped at the opportunity to try out some of the SES member’s protective equipment including helmet, gloves, safety glasses and wet weather gear and the DVD presentations gave the students a different view of disasters from the SES perspective including storms, Black Saturday and the floods.
SES or Star Wars, this is the real fun stuff
Getting the message about safety in storms and floods through to the students
This poster was part of the goodies that each student got to take away from the day
Each student was given a pack of goodies to take home including safety literature, emergency information booklets, a book on natural disasters and a poster showing natural disasters within Australia as well as a colouring sheet and most importantly an I Love SES sticker!
Chelsea Rescue 3 here we come
At the end of the classroom segment of the day, teachers and students joined Evette outside for a tour of Chelsea Rescue 3 , the latest addition to our rescue fleet, which was very popular especially the lights and sirens part of the visit. Bonbeach teacher, Miss T, took to the driver’s seat really well and both Phil & Evette wonder if she’s not a budding SES member in the making; she’d be more than welcome.
Evette puts Bonbeach Primary's Miss T into the driving seat of Rescue 3
A huge thank you to all of the students and teachers at Bonbeach Primary for making Chelsea SES so welcome and we look forward to the opportunity of a return visit one day very soon.
Thanks for having us and lets hope we can come back soon!
We think Miss T would look great in orange; what do you think kids?
Last Updated (Sunday, 05 May 2013 21:35)