State Member for Bundaberg David Batt MP visited Bundaberg South State School this morning to discuss the importance of White Ribbon Day.
“It was fantastic to be at Bundaberg South State School this morning to talk to the students about the importance of working together as a community to combat violence against women and girls,” Mr Batt said.
All staff and students at Bundaberg South SS publicly displayed their support by wearing white and each tying a white ribbon to the school fence for all of Bundaberg to see.
“Bundaberg State School is keen to show our community just how seriously they take this subject which is just fantastic,” he said.
“The message behind White Ribbon Day coincides with Bundaberg South’s three school rules; to stay safe, be responsible and to show respect and it was inspiring to see the kids showing huge interest in the important topic.
“Spreading awareness of the impacts of violence against women is vital, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to talk to our young students about this serious issue and to discuss that violence against women is never ok.
“As a long term White Ribbon Ambassador and as a former police officer of 23 years, prevention of violence against women is something I take very seriously every day, not just today on White Ribbon day, which is why I wear my white ribbon every day to show my continuous support.”
Friday 23 November 2018