12 Nov 2017
On Friday 27 October, students participated in Australia's biggest child safety lesson. This formed part of a historical moment in Australia, where over 1000 schools participated in the awareness of what is safety, your body belongs to you (public and private body parts) Recognise body clues, React when you don't feel safe, and Report to adults who can help. Students participated with enthusiasm and were keen to participate in the discussions.
During the week, classes were preparing for the big event, engaging in lessons about people they could speak to like their safety helpers, which included adults both male and female, and people who live both at home and outside of their home. The students then created a safety bank of people using a hand to represent these. Some of these people included: Mum, Dad, Carer, Grandparent, Uncle, Teacher, Principal, Friend of Mum or Dad and the Police. Students also discussed the three criteria that they may go through when they do not feel safe such as recognising your body cues of feeling unsafe, reacting and what to do next, and reporting to trusted adults as soon as possible. All classes reported this to be a highly successful, engaging and important lesson.
As you can see form the photo, many families supported awareness day by wearing red in support of the Daniel Morcombe foundation.