Ditto keeps kids safe
CHARITY organisation Bravehearts celebrated the milestone of teaching 200,000 children about personal safety at St Augustine’s Primary School in Mossman on Tuesday.
Bravehearts’ interactive personal safety program called Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure visits St Augustine’s each year to teach students aged from Prep to Year 3 about staying safe.
The 40-minute production teaches strategies and skills required to stay safe in various situations, from sexual assault to bullying in the playground.
Principal Yvonne Devlin was delighted the organisation chose to celebrate the milestone of protecting 200,000 children with Augustine’s students.
“It has a good message and reinforces what were about as a school with our value-based education,” she said.
“They have three messages - we all have the right to feel safe around people, it’s okay to say no if you feel unsafe and nothing is so yucky you can’t tell someone about it.
“The show is really interactive and really fun.”
The celebrations were after the show on Tuesday afternoon and the children helped mascot Ditto cut the cake - and eat it.
As student Brock Girgenti explained, the Bravehearts message is simple.
“It’s never too yucky to tell someone,” he said.
Spreading message: Tristan Sutton, Hazel Kitto, Luka Govorka, Tyra Thomas, Tehillah Waqamate, Evie Cotton, Hollie Girgenti, Brock Girgenti and Heath Duncan with Ditto