Say yes to respect (updated)

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Student posters11 June 2021

Three students from the same school are finalists in a national poster competition.

The students from St Fidelis’ School, Moreland, entered Interrelate’s poster competition around the theme of saying no to bullying and saying yes to respectful relationships. The winners of the competition will be announced next week, but before then the students have learned valuable lessons about bullying and caring for others.

‘It is important to speak about bullying because they might not understand’, said Year 1 finalist Madalen. ‘They need to know it’s bad, so if they see someone bullying someone else they will say it’s not nice to do that to others.’

The national competition is open to all primary schools across Australia and the launch coincides with the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence in March. The aim of the competition helps foster respect and positive relationships in schools across Australia. Over the past seven years, over 30,000 posters have been submitted from nearly 1000 schools.

At the awards ceremony, the three ‘major finalists’ from St Fidelis’ School each received a Faber-Castell gift pack and the chance to be the voice of Interrelate and respectful relationships. The school also won the national participation award with 100% of students taking part, earning it a large Faber-Castell hamper and 35 books.