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21 April, 2021

Children in the Gulf take on natural disaster

THREE schools from the Gulf have teamed up with local musician Josh Arnold to create a music video promoting effective ways to stay safe in floods and cyclones that hit the region.


BY ELLIE FINK 

THREE schools from the Gulf have teamed up with local musician Josh Arnold to create a music video promoting effective ways to stay safe in floods and cyclones that hit the region. 

Normanton State School, Gulf Christian College and Karumba State School all starred in the video, with students singing and dancing in rain and sun. 

‘Big Water’ was written by Josh Arnold who saw the opportunity to spread the message through monsoonal trough relief funding granted to the Carpentaria Shire Council. 

He then contacted the three big primary schools to create compose and film the two minute YouTube video. 

Community Development Officer for Disaster Recovery of Carpentaria Shire Council, Emmy Lou Gallagher, said the video has a big message to locals of Normanton and Karumba.

“Up here we witness a lot of flooding and there are so many messages in the video to warn people about,” she said. 

“Mr. Arnold took on the project and has been corresponding with the schools back to happen.” 

Josh Arnold says that working on the project was great fun and believes it will spread the message well. 

“I believe it will have a great effect as it is a catchy song and the music is a great way to reiterate information,” he said. 

“Council gave me some key points that they wanted in the song around flooding and cyclone awareness then they asked the local community for some ideas and I wrote the song in a few hours. 

“A few years ago I worked with the Council to create a different song and video called ‘Outback by the Sea’, so they really engaged me to do this production.” 

The song features messages such as ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’ and ‘watch out for fallen powerlines’ in the case of natural disaster. To watch the video, go to www.youtube.com/ watch?v=9KietVQJDqw   


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