The competition invited primary students in NSW to design a poster depicting their interpretation of ‘Say No to Bullying’, to coincide with the National Day of Action Against Bullying, which also took place on Friday. This day provides an opportunity for schools to strengthen their messages around respectful and positive relationships within their school and work in partnership with their community to take a stance against bullying.
More than 6000 entries were submitted from 170 primary schools across NSW. Jodi’s winning design will now be used on all of Interrelate’s promotional material for 2015 to coincide with a new cyber-bullying component of its Bullying Awareness Program launched for primary schools.
Four other students from Catholic schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle also received Highly Commended Awards for their posters and we congratulate them also:
Tess Clarke, Yr 5 Rosary Park Branxton
Isabelle Lane, Yr 5 St Joseph’s East Maitland
Patrick McLaren, Yr 4 St Joseph’s Merriwa
Sophie Howarth, Yr 2 St Joseph’s Bulahdelah
For more information regarding building positive relationships and reducing bullying, please visit the following websites:
- Bullying No Way! http://www.bullyingnoway.gov.au/index.html
- Cyber smart http://cybersmart.gov.au/
- Safe Schools Hub http://www.safeschoolshub.edu.au/
- Reach out http://au.reachout.com/
- Kids Helpline http://www.kidshelp.com.au/
- Think U Know http://www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/
- RUOK? http://www.ruok.org.au
Pictured below are Jodi Govender with David Hurley and Sophie Howarth with her sisters Ella, Laura and Madeline.