Mildura Weekly : Friday February 20 2015 Vol 9 no 15
18 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 Lifesaving skills test • From Page 17 “Also included in the program is Rescue Strategy, where students learn about the different equipment that lifesavers use to rescue people, and how they can use items they have brought with them – like cricket bats and umbrellas – to effect a rescue. “It’s again focused on helping kids realise that they can help a mate in trouble without risking their own lives. “Our final activities are Survival Strategies – so learn- ing how to use a life jacket properly and what they are for – and our Be Aware and Be Prepared talk, which cov- ers water safety in general. “We like to let the kids lead the discussion, as they know their local waterways best. “At the end of the day we want kids to leave the ses- sion with a changed mind- set about the water, namely to stop, and assess any risks involved before jumping in.” Alex said that with Mildu- ra Lifesaving Club lifeguards also on hand throughout the two-day event, it was hoped that several of the young participants in attendance would be inspired to follow suit. “Some of the best stories we hear are of students put- ting what they have learned into practice,” he said. “Ide- ally we would love to see a few students go even further by joining their local lifesav- ing clubs.” The Open Water Learn- ing Experience program has been made available to Mil- dura schools with support from the Federal Govern- ment’s Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Fund. THEY were a bunch of coun- try kids in the big city, and they enjoyed every minute of it. Twenty-four Sunray- sia Scouts headed to Mel- bourne last weekend for the Big Day Scout, joining an 8000-strong ‘army’ of young people who took over Mel- bourne’s CBD on Sunday for a unique high-tech game dubbed the ‘Street Art Wide Game.’ ‘Wide Games’ are tra- ditionally outdoor Scout games played over a wide area – in open paddocks or the bush, usually at night, and involving 20 to 30 Scouts navigating in the dark, or sneaking up on a guarded light. The wide game on Sun- day was very different, and a world first, with the Scouts following SMS clues in a competition involving ‘self- ies,’ social media and street art. The art was placed from Birrarung Marr to the Bourke Street Mall, and near the Victoria Market – as well as being hidden down many of Melbourne’s iconic lanes. The Scouts, aged six to 25, raced around Mel- bourne’s CBD, following multiples trails up lanes and through malls, trying to find 15 pieces of street art based on Scouting’s broad adventure program, Sunray- sia District Scouts District Commissioner David Searle explained. “The painted walls and art installations used were the work of some of Mel- bourne’s leading street art- ists, who have worked with local youth during recent months to plan, and create the works,” he said. • Continued Page 24 Sunraysia Scouts in Melbourne city centre ‘invasion’ • SQUARING OFF: Thousands of Scouts muster in Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square, ABOVE, and TOP, Victoria’s new Chief Scout, Shane Jacobson was presented with a belated Queen’s Scout Award by another great Australian and keen Scouting supporter Dick Smith. 489 Benetook Ave, Mildura P 5021 2103 F 5021 2733 E email@example.com MORE COOPER LESS COIN BUY NOW AND SAVE UP TO $200 ON A SET OF COOPER 4X4 TYRES* *CONDITIONS APPLY. MENS & LADIES CLOTHING REDUCED TO CLEAR 40% OFF WHILE STOCKS LAST 80 Pine Avenue Mildura P: 5023 2846 www.wallersmildura.com.au Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:30pm Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm Monday–Friday: 7:00am–5:00pm Saturday: 8:00am–12:00pm Sunday: Closed TIMBER BUILDING MATERIALS HARDWARE FLOORING CLADDING TRUSS & FRAME WINDOWS DOORS DOOR FURNITURE PLUMBING TOOLS FASTENERS REINFORCING DECKING ROOFING DAHLSENS MILDURA 973–1029 Benetook Avenue 3502 Ph: (03) 5023 1111 firstname.lastname@example.org DAHLSENS MILDURA Friendly service, reliable products, great prices.
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