Students turn orange


Chloe Rodda and Sophia Osborne eclipsed all competitors in the recently judged Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) competition, an annual challenge inviting students across Australia to acknowledge the importance of SES volunteers in states and territories.

To show their appreciation of NT Emergency Service volunteers, the two grade 5 Woodroffe Primary School students opted to pen a narrative  rather than colour an illustration of the SES national mascot, Paddy the Platypus.

Students at the Palmerston school wore orange hair ribbons or arm bands — the emblematic SES colour — and were thrilled by the Wednesday 22 May visit by emergency services personnel and their vehicles.

They learned about the work of the emergency services and their transport options, including fire trucks, ambulances, horses, jet skis, surf and river rescue boats.

The winning entry was one of two submitted by the school. Woodroffe Primary School has not previously been involved in WOW Day.

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