School recog­nises spe­cial Day for Daniel

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

STU­DENTS and teach­ers from Can­non­vale State School ob­served the na­tional Day for Daniel last Fri­day.

Bruce and Denise Mor­combe vis­ited the school ear­lier in the year and their safety talk had a huge im­pact on the chil­dren.

They learned the three R’s – recog­nise, re­act, re­port and they also made a fam­ily pass­word and a hand, with five peo­ple – one for each fin­ger and thumb, that they could trust.

Prin­ci­pal Angie Kelly said the bot­tom line was that the safety of chil­dren was para­mount.

“And I think that’s the mes­sage that Denise and Bruce set out to do and that’s why we have Day for Daniel – to keep that mes­sage out there all the time,” she said.

“With the ever-grow­ing and ever-chang­ing world we need to be con­stantly think­ing about how kids are safe in all sorts of sit­u­a­tions be­cause the goal posts are shift­ing, es­pe­cially for schools.”

SPLASH OF RED: Can­non­vale State School deputy prin­ci­pal Merewyn Wright (left) and prin­ci­pal Angie Kelly (right) with stu­dents Yan­nick Marot, Sa­muel But­ler, Alexis Gra­ham and Kiarni Hin­ton, who ob­served the na­tional 'Day for Daniel' last week.

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