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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Farm safety messages through the eyes and hands of young Queenslanders

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Farm safety messages through the eyes and hands of young Queenslanders

    After their success in a state-wide drawing competition, the works of 12 talented primary school students feature in the 2019 edition of the farm safety calendar. 

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace praised the winners chosen from more than 1800 entries in the annual competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. 

    “With so many entries, the judges had a really tough time picking 12 winners,” Ms Grace said. 

    “This year we opened the drawing competition to all primary schools and we received a record number of nominations, shattering the previous best of 700.

    “I am amazed with the quantity and quality, there were so many colourful drawings and heartfelt safety messages. 

    “I’d like to thank all the children and teachers for their efforts, but sadly there are only 12 months in a year and that limits the number of winners. 

    “The judges also deserve a big pat on the back as it took some time to sift through all the entries.” 

    The farm safety calendar highlights important messages about working and playing safely on the land. Themes this year included quad bikes; motorbikes and machinery; animal handling; sun safety and healthy lifestyle; kids on the land; and general farm safety. 

    “Tragically around 20 children are killed on farms in Australia every year, with many more hospitalised. That’s why we promote safety on rural properties every year through the farm safety calendar competition for school kids. 

    “The 12 successful artists not only got their works published in the 2019 calendar, they received a $250 voucher each, while their school gets $500,” said Ms Grace. 

    In the next couple of months, 20,000 calendars will be distributed around the state, ensuring there’s a year-long reminder for everyone to be farm safe. 

    To see all the winning entries, visit www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

    Media contact: Emma Carey 0439 578 472 

    2019 Farm safety calendar competition 

    Winner

    Grade

    School & suburb

    Month/Theme

    Braxton Bartlett

    Grade 1

    St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy

     

    Month – January 

    Theme – Water safety

    Nina Oliveri

    Grade 5

    St Francis School Ayr

     

    Month – February 

    Theme – Electrical safety

    Annabelle Rose Stevens

    Grade 1

    St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy

     

    Month – March 

    Theme – Animal safety

    Lincoln East

    Grade 3

    Longreach School of Distance Education

     

    Month – April 

    Theme – Quad bike safety

    Lara Mylett

    Grade 5

    Cooyar State School

     

    Month – May 

    Theme – Animal safety

    Zoe Bonanno

    Grade 5

    St Colman's Catholic School

     

    Month – June 

    Theme – Staying safe when burning cane

    Ben Carey

    Grade 6

    St Mary's Catholic Primary School Warwick

     

    Month – July 

    Theme – Machinery safety

    Charlotte Dennis

    Grade 2

    Jambin State School

     

    Month – August 

    Theme – Animal safety

    Daniel Galea

    Grade 4

    Faith Christian School of Distance Education

     

    Month – September 

    Theme – Quad bike safety

    River Shofay

    Grade 4

    Faith Christian School of Distance Education

     

    Month – October 

    Theme – Electrical safety

    Jasmine Bowan

    Prep

    Bowenville State School

     

    Month – November 

    Theme – Water safety

    Delta Tudehope

    Grade 6

    St Francis School Ayr

     

    Month – December 

    Theme – Healthy lifestyle