Maitland High School wear pink for ant-bullying

BOLD: Dressed up for Pink Shirt Day, from left Alison Doherty, Hamish Munro with teacher well-being Sarah Gambrill, Banjo Longworth, Jasmyn Staines and Jack Campbell. Picture: Simone De Peak

BOLD: Dressed up for Pink Shirt Day, from left Alison Doherty, Hamish Munro with teacher well-being Sarah Gambrill, Banjo Longworth, Jasmyn Staines and Jack Campbell. Picture: Simone De Peak

Maitland High School was transformed into a sea of pink on Thursday. 

Students and staff donned their best pink items for ‘Wear It Pink Day’, which aims to crack down on bullying behaviour. 

Relieving head teacher for wellbeing Sarah Gambrill said the school ran multiple workshops on the lead up to the dress up day. 

“We have wellbeing lessons, and discuss how to handle bullying and who to talk to,” Ms Gambrill said.

“We have the Jillaroos talking to us, which is fantastic for our kids. It’s important to have people from the wider community.”

Organised by the school’s wellbeing team, the awareness day is in its fifth year and keeps growing.

Ms Gambrill said the feedback has only been positive from the students, staff and community. 

“The message that we say is empowering students, staff and the community to take a stand against bullying,” she said. 

“We acknowledge that it’s not an easy thing and letting the students know they are supported.”