Year 12 Students Launch ‘Just One Thing’ Campaign
As part of the Year 12 Children, Family and the Community course students undertake an advocacy task. Santa Maria students have chosen to campaign for victims of domestic violence.
The girls were extremely alarmed by the statistic, one in three women experience physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them. They felt it was way too high.
“We go to an all girls school and it is an unsettling feeling to know that myself or the two girls sitting beside me could experience domestic violence in the future.” Luca Farmer, Year 12
To advocate against this, the students have developed a campaign called ‘Just One Thing’. This campaign has been built around a video produced by the girls . They are asking the local community to get behind this campaign and share this video through their social media networks.
This campaign aims to emphasise that it only takes ‘Just One Thing’ to make a difference in someone else’s life. Through a simple donation of a pre-loved board game, a book, clothes or household items will make all the difference for victims of domestic violence transitioning into a new home.
The girls are collecting donations to gift to Starick, an organisation that aims to build a future for women, free of domestic violence.
Donations are being accepted at Santa Maria College, 18 Stoneham Rd Attadale until Friday 22 September 2017.