Community organisations, schools, groups and individuals are encouraged to host and/or participate in events that promote safety within their community. Community Safety Month aims to promote awareness about a broad range of safety matters, including crime prevention, personal safety, safe work practices and staying safe during an emergency.
Initiated in 1996 by the Victorian Safe Communities Network Community Safety Month encourages people to look at ways in which they can improve safety in their homes, work, schools and communities.
Getting involved in Community Safety Month is easy. Each year Greater Shepparton City Council develops a Community Safety Month Calendar of Events detailing relevant programs and events which will be held within Greater Shepparton during the month of October.
Community safety is everyone's business so why not get involved! If you would like more information about Community Safety Month visit the Community Safety Month website or contact Council's Community Safety Officer on 03 5832 9792.
Primary Schools Competition
Each year, primary schools students are invited to participate in the Council's Community Safety Month Primary Schools Competition. Schools are encouraged to include this competition as part of their end of term three or beginning of term four program for students.
The competition is broken down into the following categories with a number of prizes awarded under each category:
- Colouring-in - Preps, Grade 1 and 2 students are to enter a colouring competition using one of four community safety colouring-in sheets which will be supplied to participating schools.
- Poster - Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 students are to develop a 'community safety message, hint or tip' submitted in poster form.
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