Leeming SHS raises money for Autism Association of WA


Leeming SHS Education Support Centre teacher Louisa Franceschini-Piil in front of the wall the school decorated with handprints in support of World Autism Awareness Day.
Leeming SHS Education Support Centre teacher Louisa Franceschini-Piil in front of the wall the school decorated with handprints in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

LEEMING Senior High School and its education support centre raised close to $1000 for the Autism Association of WA through a blue-themed free dress day last Thursday.

Blue is the official colour of World Autism Awareness Day, which is celebrated on April 2.

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Leeming SHS and education support centre students, staff and volunteers placed a handprint on a blue wall in recognition of all people living with autism; more than 400 handprints in total.

Winthrop Primary School also acknowledged World Autism Awareness Day, with teachers wearing blue accessories and completing autism-themed activities in class on Friday.

Bunnings also donated one blue plant seedling for each Winthrop Primary student, which were planted to form a blue garden at the school.