Calendar comp draws on kids' creativity for farm safety
A NEW farming calendar will be designed by kids living in regional Queensland to remind farmers of the need for safety on rural properties.
Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Curtis Pitt has asked primary school students to submit their designs to promote farm safety awareness in homes and businesses across the state.
"This calendar is a fun way to tackle a serious but also very practical approach," Mr Pitt said.
"Educating kids is one of the best ways of educating adults because they'll be better able to identify risks around the home and on agricultural properties."
Twelve designs will be chosen to be published in a 2016 calendar which will be distributed free to rural communities in November this year. Winning students will get a $250 store voucher and their school will receive $500.
Entries need to be submitted before 31 July and should illustrate one of these six farm safety messages:
• Using quad bikes safely
• Preventing drowning in farm dams and water bodies
• Being sun safe
• Riding horses
• Storing and using chemicals
• Using farm machinery or tractors safely.
For more information about the competition call 1300 362 128 or visit worksafe.qld.gov.au.