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Anti-bullying day at school raises $380

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School captains of the Ocean Shores Public School Evie Boschma-
Wagner and Kai Bar-Giora receive a certificate from Brunswick Valley VIEW Club
President Brenda Caligeros, thanking the school for its generous donation. Photo Simon Haslam.

The recent National ‘Bullying No Way’ Day at Ocean Shores Public School was a great success, raising not only awareness of bullying, but also raising $380 that the school has in turn donated to the Brunswick Valley VIEW Club.

The schoolchildren were happy to donate the money to the club, because the club has not only made and generously donated library bags to the school, but also raises money for other students who need help to purchase the right uniforms, books etc through the Australian Learning for Life program.

The Smith Family says that data on their Learning for Life program shows that highly disadvantaged students in Australia are achieving significantly improved educational outcomes through their participation in the program.


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