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Students share community issue at Fraser Coast Regional Council Meeting

19/08/2015
Yr. 6 Student Leaders discuss this community safety issue with Mayor O'Connell and Councillor Seymour.

​The Year 6 students from Urangan Point State School identified that many families have difficulty crossing Elizabeth Street to get to and from school. The students wanted to fix this issue and went about collecting information from a range of sources, including the plan to ask the Fraser Coast Regional Council to modify the road to help the community cross this busy road safely.

The student created a survey to give a clear picture about this issue within the school community. After a few weeks the survey had collected 83 responses from families in our school. It was very clear to the students at that point that the whole school community were concerned about this safety issue.

The whole school community agreed that Elizabeth Street was an issue that required a solution. The students have also worked together to write a persuasive speech.  The school leaders presented this speech and shared the survey summary at the Fraser Coast Regional Council Meeting on the 19th August.

The Mayor, Councillors and community members congratulated the students on a great presentation, with the Council reassuring the students they will be in contact to talk further.

Thank you for listening to us Fraser Coast Regional Councillors.