Santa Maria College students produce domestic violence video to support victims

Santa Maria College students have produced a video called Just One Thing, to show their support of the victims of domestic violence. Stock picture
Santa Maria College students have produced a video called Just One Thing, to show their support of the victims of domestic violence. Stock picture

SANTA Maria College has produced a powerful new video campaign to show its support of the victims of domestic violence,.

The video, titled Just One Thing, emphasises the big difference small, everyday items can make to the lives of people dealing with abuse.

The school’s Year 12 students put together the video and are collecting donations of board games, books, clothes and other household items that may help victims of domestic violence transition to a new home.

As part of Year 12, Santa Maria College students undertake an advocacy task and settled on domestic violence after learning that one in three women experience physical or sexual violence at the hands of somebody they know.

“We go to an all-girls school and it is an unsettling feeling to know that myself or the two girls sitting beside could experience domestic violence in the future,” Year 12 student Luca Farmer said.

To combat domestic violence and drum up donations, the students are asking the local community to share the Just One Thing video through their social media networks.

Donations are being accepted at Santa Maria College until Friday, September 22.

All donations will be gifted to Starick, a not-for-profit organisation that provides support services to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.

 

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