St Andrews Primary graduate inspires others through his work with the SES

4/6/2018
St Andrews students pictured with the SES

It was with great excitement that St Andrews Primary Marayong Year 6 students participated in the entry event of their current Project Based Learning unit.

Four volunteers from the Blacktown State Emergency Services (SES) unit generously gave their time to explain their role in helping fellow Australians during times of crisis.


The SES presenting to students

The event was inspiring, giving students the chance to meet real-life SES workers. But most exciting was the chance Year 6 had to meet St Andrews Primary, Marayong graduate and main SES presenter, Adrian Apalakis.

The students welcomed the opportunity to Adrian and learn about his life of service to others in their community.

Armed with their driving question about how citizens can support the SES, and a host of related questions, students learnt about SES Blacktown’s role in emergency situations such as floods, storms and tsunamis.


The SES presenting some of the tools that they regularly use

Through listening and learning about the challenging and rewarding role of an SES volunteer, students were empowered to apply this learning to the activities they will engage in during the remainder of the term.

St Andrews Primary, Marayong, looks forward to welcoming Adrian and fellow SES Blacktown volunteers back at the end of Term 2, to showcase the findings of their PBL unit.

 

Posted By CathEd Parra at 6/06/2018 2:30:39 PM
 
   
  
 

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