Twelve primary school students in Queensland have had their winning entries printed in this year’s Farm Safety Calendar.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace thanked the children and their teachers for their participation in the safety calendar competition.
“We had over 700 entries from across the state this year and I’d like to thank all those kids and their helpful teachers for entering but unfortunately, there can only be as many winners as there are months in the year,” said Ms. Grace.
“Once the calendar is published with each of those 12 winning entries in it, we’ll give away thousands of them all over the state to be hung up in homes as a reminder to stay safe all year round.
“So this is not just a colouring-in competition – it’s an important way to get people thinking about safety on rural properties.
“Tragically around 20 children are killed on farms in Australia every year, with many more hospitalised.
“And for the most part, these are preventable deaths, if a few safety basics are followed.
“Well done to year 5 student India Ryan from Torbanlea State School for her masterpiece which highlighted the benefits of eating healthy and getting lots of sleep.”
The students with winning entries will receive a $ 250 voucher, and their school a $ 500 voucher.
“Sadly, a lot of injuries happen on farms, so the calendar competition is a way to get our future farmers thinking about safety nice and early,” said Ms Grace.
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