With Schoolies Week just around the corner, presenters from the SEAT program are hoping graduates have a celebration they won’t forget, not one they’ll regret.
Our Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) will be talking to Year 12 students throughout Queensland about staying safe during the end-of-year festivities and sharing their own experiences with spinal cord injuries.
A total of 13 presenters will visit 21 schools from today until 16 November to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries and how they can be prevented.
They will be visiting schools in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns, Toowoomba, Townsville, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast, among others.
Presenter Jason East recently joined the SEAT team and said he was looking forward to spreading a positive message of safety to school leavers.
“I’m not here to tell students not to have fun,” Jason said.
“The presentations are about how to have fun while still keeping safe and avoiding the risk of sustaining an injury that could have life-long consequences.
“With all the madness that can surround Schoolies Week, it’s important to look after yourself and your mates and have a think before doing anything dangerous.
“You want to look back at Schoolies as a fun time you’ll remember for years to come, not something you’ll regret for the rest of your life.”
SEAT has been visiting Queensland schools for 30 years, with presentations tailored to suit students from Prep to Grade 12.
SEAT is run by Spinal Life Australia and is generously supported by the Queensland Government and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.
For more information about the program, visit www.spinal.com.au/seat.