Cathedral’s Middle and Senior School students will come to school dressed in red on Friday 25 October for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s annual Day for Daniel.
The Day for Daniel is a National Day of Action to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention.
Middle School Dean of Students, Mrs Barbara Lansbury said “Child safety and the protection of our children are such important issues, and should not be seen as the sole responsibility of parents. Schools and also our wider community must play a part in raising awareness of 21st century threats to the security and well-being of our children.”
“During this ‘Day for Daniel’ week, students at Cathedral have been focusing on the issue of child safety, and we have utilised the excellent DVD, produced by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, as a stepping stone for our discussions. However, the responsibility of keeping our kids safe is continuous, and parents, schools and the community need to be vigilant in maintaining this awareness” added Mrs Lansbury.
Year 9 House Leader, Kelsey Popham said raising awareness about child safety and protection is important “It’s a massive issue for children so learning about it and how to be safe is essential.”
The Day for Daniel event within the School has been organised by the Middle School Student Parliament as well as the More and Langton House Leaders. Donations for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation will be raised from students wearing red to school as well as a range of lunch time activities and a sausage sizzle at lunch.