Burpengary State School P&C awarded P&C of the Year for their road safety initiative

We congratulate Burpengary State School P&C who were recently awarded the 2020 P&C of the Year for their innovative road safety project.

Recognising the need to address risky behaviour around the school pick-up zone the P&C threw themselves into creating a colourful, multi-faceted campaign appealing to students, parents and the local community.

Proud Principal, Mrs Angelique Padgett said “the Burpengary State School P&C work tirelessly to help keep our students and community safe around the roads. They are extremely proactive and innovative in approach, always looking for a new idea to push the message and educate our local community about road safety.”

CEO of P&Cs Qld, Scott Wiseman commended the ten finalist P&Cs from throughout the state and Burpengary State School P&C for its winning nomination.

“Burpengary State School P&C have been able to successfully deliver an amazing road safety program and provide a safer environment for students by consulting widely with school staff, parents, Burpengary Police, Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Men’s Shed.

“The school zone safety buddies, placed on fences around the school, are a fantastic way to communicate key safety messages which have been received with great enthusiasm by students, their parents and local road users.

“These safety messages are cleverly reinforced with key rings for parents and wrist bands for the children.”

The annual P&C of the Year awards celebrate the work of dedicated P&C volunteers in Queensland state schools.

Thanks to the generosity of our proud sponsor, the Commonwealth Bank, the winning P&C of the Year received a cash prize of $6,000.

These awards would not be possible without the support of the Commonwealth Bank, Inspiring P&C award sponsor YMCA and supporting sponsors Qld Teachers’ Union, Community Management Solutions, Australian School & Club Fundraising Specialists, P&C Uniforms, Liberty Specialty Markets, Leading Image Photography and QCAN (Queensland Children’s Activities Network).

Award winners in each category were:

Homebush State School P&C (Band 5)

Greenlands State School P&C (Band6/7)

Stanthorpe State School P&C (Band 8)

Yeronga State School P&C (Band 9)

Burpengary State School P&C (Band10/11 & 2020 P&C of the Year)

Mossman State School P&C (YMCA Inspiring P&C of the Year)

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Media contact: Scott Wiseman

CEO, P&Cs Qld

0402 605 766, scottwiseman@pandcsqld.com.au

Shannon Macdonald

P&C President, Burpengary State School

0414 506 123, smac288@gmail.com