Timboon P-12 School Year 5/6 students have been instrumental in developing an innovative concept and portal which includes purple aliens and a trip to ‘Planet Burb’ to help get the Farm Safety message across to primary school students all around Australia as part of Dairy Australia’s Farm Safety Adventure program. The pilot program is an exciting new initiative for Dairy Australia that focuses on keeping our rural communities safe, through the education of children at an early age. Over 650 primary-aged students have been involved in the program, which has taught them some very valuable lessons about farm safety. This learning has been achieved through a variety of activities, with an online portal being the main focus. As part of the learning, students participated in a competition to create their own ‘A to Z Farm Safety Guide, and identify risks and hazards in a farm cartoon.
The portal was designed with assistance from students at Timboon P-12 School, who helped develop both the narrative and concept of this ‘fun in learning’ portal. Safety and procedures are a big part of our everyday lives, the Dairy Australia portal aims to make learning about farm safety fun, whilst providing a cognitive learning platform for the students.
The pilot program had 25 primary schools from across Australia involved with Timboon P-12 School winning the A-Z Farm Safety Guide Competition and received $1,000 prize money with a runner-up prize of $500 was awarded to Kaniva College. Congratulations to everyone involved!