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CARS - School Safety Initiative

Create a message about safety at your school or in the community could win your school $2,000.

CARS - School Safety Initiative

'Safety - Think It .. Do It' to win $2,000 for your school

A message about safety at your school or in the community could win your school $2,000 and also have them receive the Ann Brimblecombe Memorial Award. The 'Caring About Regional Safety' (CARS) program, which is now in its eighth year, is a primary school based competition that gets kids thinking about safety.

CARS began as a way to both commemorate the valuable work that Senior Constable Ann Brimblecombe did with primary school children and also help ensure her messages about safety are ongoing. Tragically 'Senior Ann' as she was affectionately known by hundreds of school children, died as the result of a motor vehicle accident in August 2006.

Get Your Class Involved

The competition is open to all local primary schools in NE Victoria and Southern New South Wales and asks children to actively think about safety and create a promotional poster. It could be safety at home, in the school yard or even when they are traveling.
Teachers may like to encourage students to think about a safety message that they are individually interested in or have the class decide on a safety theme that everyone can concentrate on.
Teachers should collate all their students' posters (ensuring that each students name, class and school are written on the back) and send to the CARS Action Team before the competition closes each year.

To help stimulate the students, a representative of the police force will be available to visit every school to talk to students about safety. If your school would like to organise a visit or if you would like to find out more about CARS contact:

CARS Action Team - Senior Sergeant Michael Connors
Wangaratta Police Station
1 Handley Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: 0357 230 830

Safety Sam - Think It .. Do It

'Safety Sam' is our mascot to help promote the 'Safety- Think It .. Do It' message. If the winning poster has the image of Safety Sam included in it, the students who created it will (pending parental approval) win a ride in a police car as well as a ride in a police boat. Download an image of Safety Sam here.