Stu­dents unite to hon­our teacher

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Hor­sham West and Haven Pri­mary School staff and stu­dents have thrown their sup­port be­hind Movem­ber in hon­our of late teacher Ja­son Weir.

The school kicked off a big month of ac­tiv­i­ties last week by don­ning blue cloth­ing for an out-of-uni­form day.

Blue is the colour of Movem­ber, which raises money for men’s men­tal health and can­cer pro­grams.

Ju­nior school coun­cil pres­i­dent Clau­dia Lopez O’don­nell said the stu­dents gath­ered to­gether to form a big ‘blue rib­bon’ to re­mem­ber the things Mr Weir did to brighten ev­ery­one’s lives.

Grade six stu­dent Amy Sch­midt said the event was an op­por­tu­nity to re­in­force how im­por­tant it was to re­mind peo­ple – par­tic­u­larly men – to un­dergo med­i­cal check-ups.

Fel­low grade six stu­dent Chloe Brennan said her school was pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing men’s health.

“It’s very im­por­tant to talk about your prob­lems and seek help,” she said.

“We are ex­cited for the up­com­ing events in­volv­ing Movem­ber and we know this month will be big, loud, weird and full of bad puns.”

Other events planned for the month in­clude an Xbox com­pe­ti­tion; teacher chal­lenges such as limbo, the beep test and a hula-hoop con­test; and a colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Peo­ple can visit www.movem­ for more in­for­ma­tion and search ‘Hor­sham West and Haven PS’ to do­nate to a team mem­ber.

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