ECEC recognised as frontline workers in light display
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ECEC recognised as frontline workers in light display

by Freya Lucas

April 20, 2020

The important contribution made by the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic was included in a broader recognition piece of all essential workers, coordinated by ALIA – a news aggregation service which supports the Australasian lighting and sound industry. 


Last Wednesday, 15 April, ALIA invited lighting and sound providers to “band together and add some light and colour” across Australia, recognising and paying tribute to “all the heroes fighting the COVID-19 global pandemic”. 


The movement was intended to be “a mark of respect to all fighting the pandemic” and also a means of drawing attention to the plight of the entertainment business during the pandemic.


Sydney-based audiovisual production company, EventSound, chose to light up KidsClub Childcare Macquarie Park in recognition of their efforts as an essential community service. 


Andrew Wood, speaking on behalf of EventSound, said it was especially important to recognise the work of those educators who are “still doing it tough as well”. 

While the event was originally intended to be a ‘one off’, given the boost it has given to the community and to those who were recognised, organisers say the event may happen monthly. 

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