Schools are the second most likely location for childhood injuries to occur after the home, accounting for 11 per cent of all injury presentations to the Princess Margaret Hospital emergency department.
Education Minister Peter Collier went to Mundaring Primary to launch the awards and said the program was co-ordinated annually by Kidsafe WA, with the support of the PMH Foundation, encouraging WA schools to focus on reducing childhood injuries.
Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian also shared her experiences on how injury prevention is important to her as an athlete and in everyday life.
The Mundaring students then participated in a variety of safety and injury prevention themed activities provided by participating organisations, including Transperth, the Cancer Council, Western Power and the Royal Life Saving Society of WA.
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