Merriwa students paint school red for Kids Helpline

Averil Willoughby, Ashleigh Morton, Brandon Ward, Tiana Arrigoni  and Ciara Carroll.
Averil Willoughby, Ashleigh Morton, Brandon Ward, Tiana Arrigoni and Ciara Carroll.

STUDENTS at a Merriwa school donned red recently to spread hope among their peers.

Alkimos Baptist College principal Kieran Graham said the student council ran its ‘Revolution Red’ event on September 11 to spread the message of hope to themselves and others in the community.

“The students created a hope board where they posted positive messages of hope that they all took time to read and reflect upon,” he said.

Mr Graham said the Revolution Red campaign, run by the Roar Effect, raised money for Kids Helpline, a free, confidential telephone and online counselling service for people aged between five and 25.

Students gave gold coin donations to wear red on September 11, and bought red products, including bandanas, lollies and other food.

Kids Helpline offers free, confidential counselling for children. Call 1800 55 1800.