Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston

 

Did you know Queensland is the most disaster impacted state in Australia? Queensland can experience severe flooding, cyclones, storms and bushfires, particularly during the summer months. That’s why spring is the best time for all Queenslanders to prepare their household, community and loved ones for the season ahead.

This September and October, students from across Queensland are learning about how to prepare for disasters as part of the Get Ready Queensland Schools Competition. One lucky school will win a visit from footy legend and Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston!

It’s easy to get your school in the running. Read on for information on how to enter.

How to enter

Background of image shows the range of preparedness activity sheets including prepare your household emergency plan, pack your emergency kit, prepare your home, check on your neighbours and prepare your pet. Words read 'Step One'
Download the teachers pack here for everything you need to get started!
Background of image shows the range of preparedness activity sheets including prepare your household emergency plan, pack your emergency kit, prepare your home, check on your neighbours and prepare your pet. Words read 'Step two'
Show off all of your completed activities on a public wall at your school (library, reception, classroom) and snap a photo!
Background of image shows the range of preparedness activity sheets including prepare your household emergency plan, pack your emergency kit, prepare your home, check on your neighbours and prepare your pet. Words read 'Step three'
Submit your photo using the link below and you're in the running for a visit from JT - good luck!

Classroom activity

Disasters are part of life here in Queensland, but thankfully there are a few things we can do to reduce the impact on ourselves and our loved ones.

The Get Ready Queensland Schools competition includes six activities that students can complete to learn more about disasters and how to be prepared. 

Select and print activities from the selection below.  Students can complete, colour and personalise their activity sheet and share with the class or a friend.

To enter the competition: Display completed activity sheets on a classroom wall and take a photo. Submit your photo via the link below.

Choose your activity

Prepare a household emergency plan
Pack a household emergency kit
Pack a grab n go bag
Pack a pet emergency kit
Get to know your neighbours
Tidy your yard

For more classroom resources to help students learn about disasters, preparedness and resilience, download the Curriculum Guide and Information for Teachers here.

What you'll need

Competition rules

  • Entries close 11:59pm Friday 6 November 2020.
  • One entry permitted per classroom. 
  • The winning school will be randomly drawn on 10 November 2020.
  • Open to all Queensland primary and secondary schools. 
  • View the full terms and conditions here. 

 

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                                                     Submit your entry here

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Helpful hints and tips

Follow the links below for help with completing the activity sheets.  

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