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Bonbeach Primary School Visit

Kids welcome Chelsea SES to their classroom

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This morning (31/05/2013), Bonbeach Primary School played hosts to Chelsea SES volunteer members Ria and Phil who were there to speak to the Grade Preps, 1’s and 2’s about what the SES does. This was part of an ongoing theme by the school of “People who help us”.

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 A nice dramatic start to the morning with the kids held behind the tape

Each group began the morning outside of the classroom looking in through a doorway covered in SES tape and it was explained that today they were going to get to see what happens on the other side of the barrier, which they thought was really cool.

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The tape is down and in they go.

Once inside, the students learned about just what the SES does within the community as well as some of the more interesting jobs that the team from Chelsea have been involved with.

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Don't worry about an apple for the teacher, what about an orange?

Phil spoke to the groups about volunteering and the safety equipment that we use including having some helpers from each group demonstrate some of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) we wear.

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There were lots of fun prizes for the helpers.

About 120 students all together listened, learned, watched DVD’s and asked lots of very clever questions. One of the best things was when they were asked what a volunteer means, the answer from both groups was, “People who do things for free” not people who do things for nothing which is a very different thing!

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Wet weather gear can be a little trying sometimes.

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Now that's how to wear PPE.

It was great to meet all of the students and teachers and special thanks to Ben Sandy for coordinating the day. Hopefully we uncovered lots of future SES volunteers today and in a few years we hope to see many of the kids in orange.

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What the???

There were plenty of prizes and giveaways for the students and teachers including information for everyone to take home to make sure they knew exactly what to do if they needed help from the SES. Also, there was an ongoing memory test for everyone involved to remember the 6 most important SES numbers; 132500 and by the end of the morning, they all knew it well!

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Looking good behind the wheel.

Star of the day was without a doubt Charlie who was a great help with the PPE demonstration and looked fantastic behind the wheel of Chelsea Rescue 3, a definite Ginger Ninja in the making, thanks Charlie!

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Checking out Rescue 3 was a highlight.

Following the classroom section, the kids and teachers went outside to join Ria to look through Chelsea Rescue 3 and all of them had a ball checking out some of the rescue gear as well as running the reds and blues and even a quick sounding of the sirens kept everyone happy.

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These guys knew how to wear orange and still look cool.

From Ria and Phil, thanks to everyone at Bonbeach Primary for making us so welcome and we hope that we can come back again very soon.

Stay safe!

Last Updated (Monday, 03 June 2013 16:18)

 
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