Colour run paints White Ribbon as read
Busselton Senior High School Year 7 and 8 students finished off their three-week active lifestyle challenge with a vibrant colour run on Wednesday, raising money for the White Ribbon Foundation.
The three-week program was the school’s first major Act Belong Commit program. for the school and encouraged students to swap 30 minutes of passive activity with something active each day.Each child received a pledge sponsorship booklet through which to raised money, and donations from friends and family raised a bringing the combined total to more than $700.
Before the run, students formed the words SAY NO with their bodies, to visually bring home the message against domestic violence.
Geographe Training youth pathways co-ordinator Deanne Shade said the colour run was the perfect way to finish the program and celebrate the students’ achievements.
“It was a perfect combination of promoting an active lifestyle and educating kids about domestic violence,” she said. “It’s really important to focus on early intervention and show kids what a healthy relationship looks like when they’re young, to prevent them falling into an unhealthy one later in life.”
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