Guardian Childcare & Education

Children at Guardian Coorparoo Write Letters to Firefighters

5th December 2019

drawing by child to firefighters

In response to the devastating fires across Queensland and New South Wales, the children at Guardian Childcare & Education Coorparoo decided to write letters of appreciation to local firefighters.

Early Childhood Teacher, Lucy, shares details of the project and the response the children received from Fire and Rescue NSW.

“Brisbane has had many days of poor air quality and ash from the fires across Queensland and New South Wales recently, and we’ve had to keep the children inside to protect them,” explains Lucy.

“Staying indoors led to a conversation about how bad the fires were and what this meant for the community. The children were concerned for the firefighters and wanted to thank them for keeping us safe.”

During the conversation, Lucy and children discussed the size of the fires and how people had lost homes, animals, possessions and even their lives. 

“They were thankful to hear that the heroic firefighters were running into danger to help our community,” shares Lucy.

The class then began exploring the best ways to thank the firefighters. Grace wanted to send ice cream to keep everyone cool, and Austin suggested sending a fan to help with the heat.

letter to firefighters by childcare

“After considering everyone’s suggestions, and weighing up the benefits and potential complications associated with each one, we decided that the firefighters would appreciate letters and pictures instead,” says Lucy.

During the activity, the children explored several learning outcomes, including:

  • Children explore literacy in a personal and meaningful way through writing to convey messages.
  • Children think about our community and taking initiative to try to help.

“The families were thankful for the real world learning and for explaining what the children were seeing on the news and in the air and community,” says Lucy.

“It felt good to be able to take action and give back, even more so when we received a response from Fire and Rescue NSW. The children were so excited to read the letter and use the workbook and stickers we were gifted.”

letter from Fire and Rescue with sticker and workbook

Lucy and the Coorparoo team continue to educate the children about global and local events, and look forward to further supporting their community.


Top Recent Articles


Children playing with toys inside and educator Lilyfield

More Days in Childcare can be Better for your Child

indoor resources at your childcare centre

Indoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

Children interacting with chickens at Guardian Market Street Queens view

Outdoor Play: Why Resources at your Childcare Centre are Important

Children playing with music instruments and educator at Lilyfield

Tips for Choosing the Best Childcare for Your Child

Children washing strawberry and carrot at Guardian Blackburn

Tips to get your Child Eating Veggies

Archives


2021

  • February 2021 (3)
  • January 2021 (3)
  • 2020

  • December 2020 (6)
  • November 2020 (11)
  • October 2020 (6)
  • September 2020 (6)
  • July 2020 (12)
  • June 2020 (1)
  • May 2020 (10)
  • April 2020 (22)
  • March 2020 (22)
  • February 2020 (19)
  • January 2020 (19)
  • 2019

  • December 2019 (21)
  • November 2019 (17)
  • October 2019 (26)
  • September 2019 (32)
  • August 2019 (37)
  • July 2019 (26)
  • June 2019 (10)
  • May 2019 (1)
  • January 2019 (1)
  • 2018

  • December 2018 (2)
  • November 2018 (3)
  • October 2018 (4)
  • September 2018 (6)
  • August 2018 (4)
  • July 2018 (9)
  • June 2018 (9)
  • May 2018 (7)
  • April 2018 (6)
  • March 2018 (8)
  • February 2018 (6)
  • January 2018 (9)
  • 2017

  • December 2017 (10)
  • November 2017 (13)
  • October 2017 (10)
  • September 2017 (13)
  • August 2017 (15)
  • July 2017 (14)
  • June 2017 (14)
  • May 2017 (23)
  • April 2017 (17)
  • March 2017 (28)
  • February 2017 (21)
  • January 2017 (5)
  • 2016

  • December 2016 (4)
  • June 2016 (1)
  • May 2016 (1)
  • March 2016 (2)
  • February 2016 (2)
  • January 2016 (1)
  • 2015

  • July 2015 (1)
  • Looking for the right Childcare Centre for your Family?

    Submit your details and a member of our Concierge Team will be in touch to discuss what you need and how we can help you experience something more than childcare.

    We'll be in touch soon.

    YOUR DETAILS

    *Mandatory Fields

    You May Also Want to Read This

    children in art smocks creating with clay

    28th October 2019

    Guardian Gungahlin Create Clay Cities and Dinosaurs

    15th March 2016

    Welcome to River Garden

    ACT Educators celebrating at awards night

    23rd November 2017

    Celebrations and Smiles at the ACT Educator Awards Night