My Resilient Schools program
Brisbane City Council and the Brisbane City State Emergency Service Unit are working together to deliver the My Resilient Schools program which offers free, two 40-minute sessions aimed at building resilience and disaster preparedness for grades five and six. The program is delivered in the lead up to storm season and is designed to complement core curriculum studies on natural hazards. The program is delivered by trained State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers and Council officers.
In order to comply with the Queensland Chief Health Officer’s Directives, with regard to non-essential activities and social distancing requirements, SES have had to suspend face-to-face community engagements including all educational programs until further notice. This means the My Resilient Schools program is cancelled for Term 4.
To help minimise the transmission of coronavirus, Council has developed a new online presentation for teachers to access and use in their classrooms. This online presentation continues to support the Year 5 and 6 curriculums by building resilience and disaster preparedness in students.
Our face-to-face presentation by the SES volunteers will continue in classrooms once COVID-19 safe practices can be fully applied to the program.