The Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) began in 1987 with a team of two presenters who spoke to 8,380 students between July and December of that year.
From the first presentations a quarter of a century ago to now, our volunteers’ goals are the same – preventing spinal cord injuries and raising awareness of what it means to sustain paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Key safety messages have stayed the same, because the causes of spinal cord injuries haven’t changed. Of course these days the tools used to present the messages are very different!
Initially the program was run in South East Queensland only. These days we have 20 volunteer presenters throughout Queensland and we see 100,000 students a year.
Silver anniversary celebrations included: