Willaura Primary School students have excelled in this year's Farm Safety Creative Competition, with several students receiving awards for their art.
Organised by Kidsafe Victoria, the competition encouraged students across the state to create educational material such as videos, posters, illustrated stories, and radio ads, around the theme 'Reducing Harm on the Farm'.
Willuara Primary School's prep to Year 2 class received third place in the video category.
Seven students throughout the school also received prizes for the posters they submitted.
School principal Rae Perry said she had been delighted with how the students embraced the competition.
"It was fantastic, the kids loved it and did really well."
In the Prep to Year 1 Poster category Lahnii O'Neil won first place, while Charlotte Thewlis and Millie Keynes were awarded second and third respectively.
Sharlee Phillips was given third place in the Year 2 to Year 4 Poster category.
In the Year 5 to Year 6 Poster category Giaan Kumnick was named the winner, while Harry Evans came second and Mark Hope Doherty third.
Ms Perry said the competition had provided an engaging way for the students to learn upon their return to the classroom.
"This year a mother forwarded this initiative to me, and the resources were really great," Ms Perry said.
"There were videos and all sorts of information, and it linked to curriculum in a lot of different areas like social capability, digital technology, art, working in teams, and things like that.
"It was perfect for coming back from remote learning because it was highly engaging for the kids, and it was really accessible."
Ms Perry said the students were given a lot of freedom to shape the project.
"The little kids wanted to focus on being safe around water because COVID had meant the kids weren't going swimming like they usually would be at this time of year," she said.
"It was about student voice as well. Student voice has been something we've really pushed coming back.
"Remote learning worked really well for our school, but when they came back it was about what they want for the next 10 weeks and what they want for the next year."
Kidsafe Victoria general manager Jason Chambers said learning farm safety is crucial for children in rural Victoria.
"Because farms typically combine the family home and an industrial workplace, children can be exposed to a wide range of hazards that aren't present in urban home environments," Mr Chambers said.
"Common injury hazards for children on farms include vehicles (e.g. tractors, motorbikes and quad bikes), animals, water hazards (e.g. dams, rivers, creeks and animal drinking troughs), machinery and poisons."
Award recipients received vouchers of $50-150 for either Booktopia, GiftPay, or RHSports.
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