110 years ago,  on 21 February 1909, Queensland surf lifesavers rescued a group of young people in the first recorded rescue at Greenmount Beach Collangatta. To commemorate this event, the Royal Historical Society of Queensland is running a competition for primary school students. The competition has three categories, according to year levels. The following works can be handed in by the different categories:
1. category (prep to Year 2):
Make an artwork with any preferable techniques (size: A4) about lifesavers in action!
2. category (Year 3 and 4) and 3. category (Year 5 and 6 ):
Write an essay (up to 300 words) or a poem (up to 150 words) by choosing ONE  from the following topics: 
  • why safety  is important in the water?
  • a day in the life of a lifesaver
  • tell the story of someone who was saved by  lifesavers

The winners of each category will receive wonderful prizes thank to our sponsors. The award ceremony will be on the 10 December. The following prizes can go to the winners:

  • entry tickets to Boggo Rd Jail
  • entry tickets to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • standup paddleboard lessons
  • book vouchers
  • cinema voucher
  • entry ticket to Queensland Museum – SparkLab

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER THE COMPETITION?

  1. Download the ENTRY FORM
  2. Prepare you artwork, poem or essay.
  3. Before 15 November scan your form and artwork/essay/poem and send it to our email
  4. You will receive a notification by the end of November.

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