Disaster resilience education
Resilient Australia National School Award
The Resilient Australia Awards is a nation-wide program to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience. The school category is open to all public and private pre-school, primary and secondary schools in Australia.
Winner: Firestick Project
A Wurundjeri-led project in partnership with Dixons Creek Primary School, supported by Yarra Ranges Council and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria
Students learning about Country from Uncle Dave Wandin. Image: Dixons Creek Primary School.
The devastation that followed Black Saturday had a significant impact on the Dixons Creek community. Through the Firestick project, students learn about fire management from Indigenous Elders. The project helps both the children and wider community establish a positive relationship with fire.