Extreme Heatwave Warning: The Western NSW Local Health District is reminding people to be cautious during the extreme heatwave conditions that are forecast across the region for the rest of the week. It is advised for people to minimise outdoor or physically strenuous activities with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius.
Heat related injury is serious and can cause serious illness as well as exacerbate existing illnesses. Forbes residents with chronic medical conditions and those over 75 years of age are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness. Younger, healthier Forbes community members are urged to check on elderly friends, family and neighbours whenever possible.
Be aware of the signs of heat-related illness, they include dizziness, tiredness, irritability, thirst, fainting, muscle pains or cramps, headache, changes in skin colour, rapid pulse, shallow breathing, vomiting and confusion. If symptoms occur, get to a cool place and seek medical attention if the signs are severe. In an emergency situation call Triple Zero (000).
Another School Year Complete: Forbes Public School students from Kindergarten, year one and year two received a visit from summer Santa and his real-life elf on Tuesday. Their visit, coupled with the annual end of year party and water fight, ensured junior students ended their school year on a high. Next year will see the largest intake of Kindergarten students at Forbes Public School in many years with an extra class being made to accommodate the children.
Bust The Dust: Forbes North Public School joined hundreds of other schools across NSW and even parts of Western Australia and the Northern Territory for the Bust The Dust rain dance on Friday last week at 1pm. The dance is part of a campaign created by students of Trangie St John’s Parish School that aims to lift spirits and cheer people up who are struggling with the pressures of the drought this festive season. With more than 500 schools registered, the dance has raised just over $8000 for Rural Aid Australia, as of Wednesday 18th December. Students left their classrooms at 1pm to dance and kick up the dust, a fantastic way to start summer and end their schooling year.