Kindness day teaches kids acceptance
CHARLEVILLE State High School turned a shade of blue on Tuesday to raise awareness of mental health and bullying for the Dolly’s Dream Foundation and Kindness Day.
Student Council president Brea Frousheger said the day was to encourage people to be kind and to raise money for the foundation.
“We want people to be aware that everyone is different, to be kind about it and accept everyone for their uniqueness and understand everyone comes from different backgrounds, so there is no need to be mean, just be kind and be happy,” Miss Frousheger said.
Senior student Makayla Smith said, “We also hope this day will help improve co-operation and relationships in the school and highlight that there is no reason to be mean.”
Not only does the Student Council team want to encourage others to be kind but also raise awareness of mental health and suicide in youth, emphasising the role social media and technology play in bullying today.
“It is always happening and there isn’t really a week or a month that goes by and you don’t hear about a young person committing suicide or doing something harmful to themselves and it’s so sad,” Miss Frousheger said.
The day included students wearing blue for a cold coin donation and indulging in blue cupcakes.