Queensland Kindy Kids Get Wiggly

Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace Grace
  • Carina C&K take out Electrical Safety Office competition
  • Much-loved children’s band The Wiggles perform at winning kindy
  • Competition promotes life-saving electrical safety messages to young Queenslanders

Photos from the visit available here.

The Big Red Car took a detour to Brisbane’s southside today, with The Wiggles visiting Carina C&K Kindy.

Winning a visit from the iconic children’s band through a competition run by the Electrical Safety Office, the kindy was chosen because of the positive energy of the kids and their active engagement with the safety messages from The Wiggles’ song Electricity.

Young entrant Millie, who submitted an entry for her Gin Gin Community Kindy also wowed the judges and received a video call from The Wiggles for her efforts.

The competition coincided with The Wiggles visiting Queensland for their scheduled concert tour. As part of the competition, 13 runners-up from Brisbane, Toowoomba, Yeppoon, and Hughenden received family passes to The Wiggles Big Show Tour, coming to Queensland later this year.

The Queensland Government first partnered with The Wiggles in 2022 to teach children about electrical safety, with the pair joining forces once again in 2023 to spread the free kindy message to Queensland families.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace:

“We want Queensland children to understand the dangers of electricity and what better way to spread this message than through a Wiggles song?

“We were blown away by the number creative entries to this competition and it was fantastic to see educators right across the state using our educational resources to share important electrical safety messages.

“Thank you to all the families, educators and kindys who shared the competition with our state’s kids; and a big thank you to all the children who showed so much passion and interest in their submissions.

“We believe you are never too young to start learning and if we can stop just one of these electrical injuries in our most vulnerable age group, it is absolutely worth it.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, Di Farmer:

“HOT POTATO! How exciting for Carina C&K for winning the honour of the Wiggles to visit today.

“I could not be prouder of them for spreading awareness around safety through the Wiggles Electricity Song.”

Quotes attributable to Purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie:

“Education through music is a powerful tool, and we’re honoured to join forces with The Electrical Safety Office to help champion electrical safety.

“Our song ‘Electricity’ helps to amplify the importance of electrical safety in a way that children can engage with, and we are so pleased it has resonated with so many Queensland children.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the Electrical Safety Office and visit the winning entrant Carina Kindergarten, today – promoting electrical safety through the power of music.

“Our partnership underscores the shared commitment to educating children and families in a fun and engaging manner. Together, we aim to impact communities positively, and we are thrilled to work with ESO to develop catchy tunes like ‘Electricity’ to help educate Queensland children on staying safe around electricity.

“It was wonderful to see so many children singing along to our song Electricity!”

Quotes attributable to Co-Director Carina C&K Kindy, Denise Haupt:

“We were so excited to put in our entry and so thrilled we won. We can’t wait to welcome The Wiggles.

“Throughout the process of making the video the children loved learning the Electricity Song.

“As educators we think it is important to include these critical safety messages into our learning program.”

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