Wear it Purple Day 2016

“Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it. We’re all people. We’re all equal.”

-Connor Franta

Wear it Purple day was on Friday August 26 th .
The purpose of Wear It Purple day is to raise awareness for the LGBT+ community and to show Wirreanda’s support for them, to this, this year we encouraged students to wear a purple shirt in exchange for a gold coin donation. We ran events during recess and lunch to raise awareness for these, along with handing information regarding safe sex, the LGBT+ community, and how to be an ally to them.
The community showed their support by wearing purple and making a gold coin donation to Minus 18, a non for profit organisation that supports the LGBT community.

I believe as a school we did a great job in not only raising awareness but also showing that we support equality and fair rights.

As a school, individuals, and as a community, let’s continue to show our support and acceptance of LGBT+ people.

A big thanks to all the staff, volunteers and the GSA who helped with today’s event, also to all the people who were involved today.

A special thanks to Josh Solonsch who played a huge role in the organisation of today.

James Skehan- Youth Worker

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s