Bombala students learn about domestic violence

BLUE RIBBON: Alan Tongue former Canberra Raider and Bombala Public School students Jack Martin, Emilie Vincent and Bridie Hampshire.
BLUE RIBBON: Alan Tongue former Canberra Raider and Bombala Public School students Jack Martin, Emilie Vincent and Bridie Hampshire.

Bombala Public School students Jack Milliner, Emilie Vincent and Bridie Hampshire represented the school at the White Ribbon Day Seminar, held in Queanbeyan on Tuesday, November 7.

The seminar was run by the NSW Education Department and NSW Police.

The students travelled in the High School bus with Mr Fuiono and a number Bombala High School students 

Bombala Public School teacher Anne Robert said the aim of White Ribbon Day is to stop violence against women.

“We heard three speakers tell of their distressing experiences of domestic violence, before Alan Tongue, a former Canberra Raider spoke.

“He involved the group in a number of activities aimed at teaching young people to develop respectful relationships.

“Children were urged to show tolerance and self control at all times, let the little things go, to treat others as you would like to be treated and show love and respect for everyone.

“Following a delicious lunch, the day concluded with decorating white tiles with White Ribbon Day themes.

“These tiles will be used in a giant white ribbon sculpture in the Queanbeyan/ Palarang Shire.

“It was a very worthwhile experience for all who attended,” Ms Roberts said.