Belmay Primary gets blue in support of mental health advocates

Belmay Primary gets blue in support of mental health advocates

BELMAY Primary School went blue for a good cause recently, raising awareness about mental health in the school community.

Chaplain Ailine Hurst said it was the first that a beyondblue Bash had been held at the Cloverdale school, and the students raised $598 for the beyondblue charity.

“The idea was to get the school leaders involved in fundraising for a charity, and support a charity that helps support those in our local community,” Ms Hurst said.

“It also highlights to the leaders and children to be more aware of how they can make a difference, as well as raise awareness about mental health in our school community.”

The whole school was involved in dressing in blue, and school leaders made and sold blue cupcakes and blue jelly.​

“The Belmay Primary School Leadership group have joined this initiative to support a cause that can help make a difference to the lives of many in our local community,” she said.

“We are aware that quite often beyondblue may be supporting a neighbour or relative.

“We also want to raise awareness about how we can all help the wider community and doing a fundraiser like this helps us to accomplish this goal.”

Ms Hurst said it was also an opportunity for the school leaders to hone their organisation skills.