School takes on board child safety

Emerald North State School went red for the Day for Daniel last week.
Emerald North State School went red for the Day for Daniel last week.

THE colour red can mean many things. But on Friday, October 28, wearing red was about raising awareness of child safety.

Emerald North State School turned red as students and teachers got on board and dressed to show support of the Day for Daniel.

The school had a visit from Sergeant Renee Cannon who spoke to the students about the day and explained the reason for red and the story of Daniel Morcombe, reminding the children to "keep ourselves safe".

As a visual reminder for the Prep to Year 3 students, Sgt Cannon gave them a red hand to remind them to find five adults "they can tell anything to".

Getting funny feelings and sweaty palms when talking to people "we don't know" were examples Sgt Cannon gave for when the children needed to talk to a person on their red hand.

"We need to keep our bodies safe," Sgt Cannon reminded the children.

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