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22 June, 2022

Chance to win a visit from JT

TABLELANDS schools can vie for the chance to meet rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston as part of a Get Ready Queensland campaign to drive more awareness about disaster preparedness.


Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the annual competition gave students the chance to learn about the risks posed by extreme weather. 

“We have already seen this year just how powerful and devastating Queensland’s weather can be, and how taking simple steps like having a plan and preparing an emergency kit can go a long way to making sure homes and businesses are ready when the worst happens,” Mr Miles said. 

Teachers can select from a range of activities on the Get Ready Queensland website including worksheets, a snakes and ladders style board game and an online challenge for students to complete. 

To enter, teachers need to take photographs of students completing the activities and submit them online. 

Get Ready Queensland Ambassador Johnathan Thurston is encouraging all Queensland primary schools to take up the challenge. 

“Whenever I visit a school, I’m always blown away by how much some of our littlest youngest Queenslanders know about their local disaster risks,” Mr Thurston said. 

The competition closes on 7 October 2022 with the winning school will get a visit from Jonathon Thurston. https://www.getready.qld.gov.au/schools

Winners will be announced in Get Ready Queensland Week, 10-14 October. 

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