Walk of life for students

OPEN DAY:  According to NSW Fire and Rescue website, the Oberon Fire and Rescue station in North Street will be open to the public on Saturday.

OPEN DAY: According to NSW Fire and Rescue website, the Oberon Fire and Rescue station in North Street will be open to the public on Saturday.

WALK Safely to School Day on Friday encourages all primary aged school children to walk and commute safely to school.

It is a community event that promotes road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

This initiative is seen as a valuable way to engage with parents, carers, teachers and students to highlight the importance of road safety, with more than one million students travelling to schools across NSW each day.

The NSW Government is also improving pedestrian safety around school zones by investing $10 million for additional school zone flashing lights and pedestrian safety infrastructure like raised zebra crossings and dragon’s teeth markings.

FIRE OPEN DAY

FIRE and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is throwing open fire station doors across the state this Saturday, May 20 between 10am and 2pm, and it’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to come along and meet our local fire fighters.

Children will be able to climb aboard a fire engine, see fire-fighting equipment up close and take home an educational Brigade Kids activity booklet.

For the grown-ups, it’s a good opportunity to speak with the professionals to find out more about fire prevention, get advice on installing or replacing smoke alarms and preparing a home fire escape plan.

SOCIAL HOUSING

CALLING all community groups, councils and charities to make an application for almost $8 million in state government funding to help build or improve community facilities used by social housing tenants.

Applications for Round 3 of the SHCIF have been extended by two weeks, giving community groups and non-government organisations more time to apply for the one-off grants of between $2000 and $50,000.

The SHCIF funds investment in communal facilities that can be enjoyed by both social housing tenants and the broader community. Applications for Round 3 of the SHCIF close at 5pm on May 24.

READ ALL ABOUT IT

THE Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) has been launched for 2017.

The PRC encourages students to read for leisure and enjoyment. The PRC takes place between March and August each year, and is celebrating its 15th year in 2017.

The PRC is open to all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9 in government, Catholic, independent and home schools. The PRC booklists include fiction, non-fiction, picture books, poetry and drama. The lists include a wide variety of Australian authors.

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