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Glen Innes Public School turns red to support the Day for Daniel cause

Glen Innes Public School (GIPS) took part in Day for Daniel recently to educate students on the importance of child safety in a fun and engaging way.

On Friday, October 30 GIPS was a sea of red with both students and teachers dressed in red to show support for Day for Daniel.

Students participated in personal safety lessons throughout the day and were educated on the importance of how to recognise, react and report any unsafe situations.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation provides personal child safety education to children and young people to prevent abuse and promote lifelong health and wellbeing.

Day for Daniel honours the memory of Daniel Morcombe, who was abducted from the Sunshine Coast in 2003 when he was 13 years old, and is held annually to raise awareness for child safety, protection, and harm prevention.

Daniel's parents, Bruce and Denise started the foundation in his memory.

Their son was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and this has become a symbol of child safety awareness.

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"Glen Innes Public School has participated in Day for Daniel activities for a number of years, and will continue to support the foundation's message of raising awareness of child safety," assistant principal Nikki Lee said.

"We believe it is an important message that we need to teach our students and this is done in conjunction with the personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) curriculum."

"We believe it is an important message that we need to teach our students,and this is done in conjunction with the personal development, health and physical education curriculum,"

Assistant Principal Nikki Lee

Students from the school enjoyed the day while receiving an important message - how to recognise, react and report.

Thomas Lee, from kindergarten said the best part of the day was learning about Daniel and how to keep safe.

"My five special people are Mum, Dad, Grandma, teachers and police," he said.

"We dressed in red and I painted my face."