SAFETY AWARENESS: Students and staff at St Joseph's Tara celebrate White Balloon Day.
SAFETY AWARENESS: Students and staff at St Joseph's Tara celebrate White Balloon Day. Contributed

Safety balloons at St. Joseph's Tara

A SEA of white balloons met St Joseph's Tara students as they went to school on Monday.

The display was in celebration of White Balloon Day in conjunction with Child Protection Week awareness activities at the school.

St Joseph's principal Mary Porter said the school ran several activities from Monday to Wednesday to promote safety, including watching a child protection video and learning school protection contacts and support people.

"Before going into class there was a sea of white balloons being waved about energetically by staff and students to acknowledge what child protection means for everyone, this week and every week of the year,” she said.

"Balloons were tied to the railings at the entrance to the school to raise awareness in the broader Tara community.”

Activity organiser and student protection contact Norma Farrant said it was important to remember student safety is "everyone's business”.

"White balloon day is all about protecting children from all kinds of harm,” she said.


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