It’s that special week in the fortnight when NVI catches up with Boggabri.
The iconic red and yellow colours, which are recognisable on Australia’s beaches, were an unexpected sight at Sacred Heart School this week.
Lifesavers visited the school as part of the Beach to Bush Program, which is facilitated by Surf Lifesaving NSW.
The program has been running in rural primary schools for 25 years after research in 1994 highlighted the fact that 50 per cent of people rescued from the surf lived more than 50km from the beach.
Sacred Heart students learnt how to stay safe on the beach and how the lifesavers are preparing for the upcoming summer season and holidays at the beach.
Boggabri Pony Club members Laura Bassett, and Matilda and Jack Fielding persevered through hot temperatures at the Hallsville School horse sports day on Friday. They had a fantastic time competing alongside more than 140 riders in a large number of different events.
Next month, the pony club will hold its last rally day for the year and throw a Christmas party, with riders and horses to don festive clothing.
Boggabri Fire + Rescue NSW have been out and about in town, checking smoke detectors and maintaining water hydrants.
Boggabri’s newest recruit Tammey McAllan said they did lots of things “behind-the-scenes”.
“Our purpose is to enhance community safety and quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on people, the environment and the economy of NSW,” she said.
“One of the ways we meet those requirements – and something we really enjoy doing – is visiting the older residents of Boggabri and checking their smoke alarms are in working order.
“Another way is checking and maintaining the community’s water hydrants. Again, one of many simple jobs done behind the scenes to ensure that things are in working order in case of an emergency and ensuring NSW Fire + Rescue is prepared for anything.”
I felt so privileged to see the happy smiles on a few of our resident’s faces.- Tammey McAllan, Boggabri Fire + Rescue NSW
Ms McAllan said it’s a “great service and a great job”.
“I know I’ve said it before but everyone within NSW Fire & Rescue is so passionate about what they do,” she said.
“It’s hard not to be proud of such a great organisation and I felt so privileged to see the happy smiles on a few of our resident’s faces.”
Boggabri Public School gave out bronze, silver, gold and diamond awards at its recent assembly.
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