Go­ing blue for a cause

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - PENINSULA SNAPSHOT -

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.

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