Going blue for a cause
BELMAY Primary School went blue for a good cause recently, raising awareness about mental health in the school community.
Chaplain Ailine Hurst said it was the first beyondblue Bash at the Cloverdale school and the students raised $598 for the beyondblue charity.
“The idea was to get the school leaders involved in fundraising for a charity and support a charity that helps support those in our local community,” Ms Hurst said.
“It also highlights to leaders and children to be more aware of how they can make a difference, as well as raise awareness of mental health in our school community.”
The whole school was involved in dressing in blue and school leaders made and sold blue cupcakes and blue jelly.
“The Belmay Primary School leadership group has joined this initiative to support a cause that can help make a difference to the lives of many in our community,” Ms Hurst said.
“We are aware that quite often beyondblue may be supporting a neighbour or relative.
“We also want to raise awareness of how we can all help the wider community and doing a fundraiser like this helps accomplish this goal.”
Ms Hurst said it was also an opportunity for the school leaders to hone their organisation skills.
Students (back) Zawad Khan, Celine Nguyen, Francis Sabino, Shelby Potter, Mikaela Battle, Sarah Moses, Darrel Ang, (front) Ayden Graham, Muhammad Imran, Taj Murray-Ranui, Lachlan Ugle and Andrew Clegg.