Narembeen SOCK Week 2020
Posted on: Friday, 24 July 2020 at 12:00:00 AM
Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2020 Save Our Country Kids (SOCK) Week in Narembeen.
Whilst SOCK Week was first developed as a concept by the Narembeen Community Resource Centre (CRC), over the years it has grown to become an important event on the Shire of Narembeen calendar and is owned and embraced by the whole community.
This year, like many other local events, the implementation of SOCK Week was impacted by restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the dedication of CRC staff (and after many meetings), a full schedule of social media content was created to raise awareness and spread the SOCK message.
Through a newly created webpage, SOCK Week campaign materials were able to be shared with other communities.
In addition to social media and online content across the week, other activities included a 'Coffee Stop' style initiative to encourage the community to take a break to combat fatigue when travelling, a 'gopher' safety talk, 'Wear a Road Ribbon Wednesday', random alcohol and drug testing by local police, a bike and helmet safety day, 'Turn Your Headlights on Thursday', 'Fluro Friday' and a SOCK Week candlelight memorial for the finale.
In addition to widespread community and social media support, the Merredin Community Resource Centre, Shire of Bruce Rock , Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre, and the Corrigin Community Resource Centre participated in SOCK Week and helped promote the associated road safety messages.
Other Local Governments are now implementing their own SOCK Week and the team at Narembeen is always keen to share their learnings and resources to help prevent road trauma.
Pictured above: The Narembeen community came out on force for 'Fluro Friday'; The SOCK Week candlelight memorial was a fitting finale for the 2020 campaign.
Visit https://narembeen.wa.gov.au/crc/sock-save-our-country-kids/sock-save-our-country-kids.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/NarembeenCRC to find out more about SOCK Week.
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