Sunshine Coast Council

Get Ready’ School Program


The Client

The Sunshine Coast is home to more than 330,000 residents. It is also one of the country’s most vibrant and rapidly growing commercial centres. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is a vibrant organisation that champions sustainability, celebrates a diverse workforce and prides itself on the quality of the wide range of services it delivers, including education of children in key social and environmental aspects that impact the way they live.

The Challenge

The Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) runs a Primary School workshop called the “Get Ready School Program”, where presenters or teachers discuss how students and their families can be resilient and safe when faced with natural disasters. The SCC engaged Ravel after seeing our work on QRA’s ‘Get Ready Queensland’ program, and asked if our animation team could help them replace a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation into a vibrant 8-episode animated education series instead using “Jesse”, an anthropomorphic joey as the lead character.

Ravel's Solution

Ravel set out and developed the look and feel of the series, leveraging off clean, stylised shape language with vector-drawn shapes. Given the sizable budget of the project, Ravel’s animation team took the plunge into Blender, and created a 2D pipeline in an otherwise 3D-based software program. Challenges aside, it ended up being a enriching experience from an artistic and creative perspective, leading to an overwhelmingly positive response from our client.

Client Feedback

The Schools Program has been underway since March this year and has been a resounding success with all schools to date thoroughly enjoying the new interactive platform, with overwhelming positive feedback.

The students absolutely love the animations and remain fully engaged for the full duration of the program. Once again, great job by all at Ravel on producing a quality education platform for our community.

Jason Membrey | Disaster Management Officer Disaster Management | Built Infrastructure Sunshine Coast Council