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Cherbourg State School’s Barambah PaCE mentor Kathleen Hopkins with pre-preps Alexandrea Dynevor and Krishante Morgan

Who’d have thought sandbagging could be so much fun? Barambah PaCE mentor Maylene Saltner with son Clayton

November 9, 2012

Cherbourg schoolchildren and their parents took the opportunity today to remember last year’s floods – and think about how the town could prepare if another disaster loomed.

They gathered on Jack O’Chin Oval for “Get Ready Cherbourg Day”.

It’s hard to believe that during the 2011 floods, water was lapping the grandstand on the oval.

The children had an opportunity to learn about all the different emergency services.

There were also fun activities which also had a serious side … such as learning how to fill sand bags.

The Ration Shed Museum prepared a display a photographs taken during the floods which brought back many not-so-pleasant memories.

[Photos: Marcus Priaulx]

Students had to complete all the activities to be eligible for the free rides later ... St Mary’s South Burnett Catholic College indigenous student support worker Valerie Mathews displays her card with students Shania Stewart, Ruby Warner, Paulaini Harrison and Glynn Boney

Ration Shed Museum committee member Ada Simpson and president Sandra Morgan produced a magnificent display of photos that showed the full force of the 2011 flood

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