Never too early to learn

July 13, 2017

SES volunteer Darryl Gordon shows Chloe Doherty, 4, the Tatura SES truck.

Tina Lakeman from Apple Blossoms Early Learning with Max Wilson, 3, and SES volunteer Stephen Tuck.

Tatura SES volunteers Beck Wilson and Stacie Gordon teach Chelsea Beare, 5, Bentley Adams, 4 and Dean Andersen, 4, about some of the dangers lurking in flood waters.

Jhett Brennan, 5, Trying on some Personal protective equipment clothing and equipment.

Apple Blossoms Early Learning Centre students learned about the State Emergency Service, along with important safety lessons, yesterday morning.

Tatura SES members visited the centre in the rescue truck to talk about what they do, what equipment they use and shared some lessons on being safe near flood waters and during stormy weather.

Apple Blossoms Early Learning director Tina Lakeman said the SES visit was one of many as students were introduced to emergency services members and learned about what they did for the community.

Tatura SES member Stephen Tuck said it was never too early to teach children how to be safe around flood waters.

‘‘We reach out to schools and early learning centres, but are always happy to arrange times if anyone wants to reach out to us,’’ Mr Tuck said.

One of the hands-on tasks the students took part in was wearing gloves and reaching into a container full of ‘‘floodwater’’ and finding the potential dangers lurking underneath the surface.

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