Student wins calendar competition

Published 12:00pm 10 November 2022

Student wins calendar competition
Words by Jodie Powell

A Year 3 student at Minimbah State School in Morayfield is among 12 Queensland children whose art was chosen to grace the pages of the 2023 Farm Safety calendar.

The 12 winners will each receive a $250 Visa gift voucher, plus another $500 for their school, with their art and safety messages featuring in the calendar

Koby Bordic’s winning entry highlighted animal safety and proper handwashing and will be the calendar’s May artwork.

“It’s fantastic to be a winner in this competition,” Koby says.

“I know that the school will use the money to help provide more shade for our school chickens.

“We all love spending time with the chooks as they are so calming and so the extra shade seems like a great use of the prize money.”

Local pride

Morayfield MP Mark Ryan says it’s great to have a winner of the Farm Safety calendar competition from his local community.

“The whole Minimbah State School community should be very proud of Koby’s achievement,” he says.

“I hope they enjoy having the Farm Safety calendar hung up in their classrooms and think about safety every time they see one.”

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says Workplace Health and Safety Queensland was inundated with 1500 entries from young artists.

Serious message

“The Farm Safety calendar competition is a great way to get kids from all over Queensland thinking about safety at home and in their classrooms,” she says.

“It gives primary school students the opportunity to help spread the word about how to stay safe on farms and rural properties, protecting our great lifestyle.

“Jobs in agriculture are great jobs that provide better services to Queenslanders, and we want to make sure the message is out there: be safe on farms.

“The standard of artwork over the years has been fantastic, and the latest edition of the calendar is no exception.

“The competition is a lot of fun, but the safety messages are serious. The agriculture industry employs around three per cent of Queensland workers but accounts for more than 30 per cent of workplace deaths.”

30,000 free copies of the 2023 Farm safety calendar are available to order on the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website.


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