Today, Charleville State High School students wore the colour blue.
No they haven’t changed their uniform, they were doing it in support of Autism Queensland.
Morgan Glasby, President of the Student Council who were responsible for the fundraising day, says she was proud to see so many kids get involved.
“You can raise awareness for all of these things, but if it’s not relevant to your community then it doesn’t really stand out.
“There’s a couple of kids in our school who suffer from Autism and they came to the Student Council to ask if we could hold a day for it and we thought ‘why not?’.
“The turn out that wore blue today makes me proud of my school,” she says.
Approximately 1 in every 100 children in Australia is affected by Autism.
According to Autism Queensland, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now more prevalent then cerebral palsy, diabetes, deafness, blindness and leukaemia put together.
“All the funds that we raise today, via the free dress and the face painting, go towards Autism Queensland,” says Morgan.
“They all donated money, even people who didn’t wear free dress put money in.”
It’s great to see the High School putting on fundraising events that recognise and support their unique student groups.