Students show they care
A CARING school community checked on their mates by asking R U OK? when they participated in a national suicide awareness and prevention campaign last Friday.
The month-long planned R U OK? Day by Beechworth Secondary College students included a school-wide morning tea with fun activities.
Well-being coordinator Mel Ivone said the important day for the students was about building relationships and resilience.
“It’s about being connected and creating a culture of looking after each other by asking the question,” she said.
“Students running the event themselves with 50 volunteers helping on the day was a highlight for me that showed how much they cared.”
Sponsored by a Quercus Beechworth community support program with funding, Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare assisted as well with food.
Year 10 student Olivia Coleman said R U OK Day brought the entire school together.
She said it was nice to know there was a special day for people who struggled where they had someone to talk to.
ASKING THE QUESTION: (from left) Beechworth Secondary College students Dusty Romero, Charlie Ross and Annika Knoth with Ky Rooney (back) were involved in R U OK? Day activities at Beechworth Secondary College.