Students learn about autism
MANNING Primary School students dressed in blue for a good cause.
As part of Autism Awareness Week, the students wore blue outfits or used blue hairspray on March 31 with $377 being raised.
The week culminated with an assembly that featured Autism Association of Western Australia executive manager Paul Baird, who talked about the development condition.
Parent Deane Criddle, whose son Braxton is living with autism, said the idea of the day started from his wife Kodie.
“There are about five or six students at the school living with autism and we held an event last year in some of the classrooms,” he said.
“The idea this year was to hold it across the school and the principal Craig Ashby was supportive.
“The kids reacted well to it; I think they already knew a bit about autism.”
Mr Criddle said he was pleased with the positive response from the school community.
Manning students dressed in blue as part of Autism Awareness Week.