Hawkesbury schools unite to send anti-domestic violence message

Teams play in the Hawkesbury White Ribbon Cup. Picture: Supplied
Teams play in the Hawkesbury White Ribbon Cup. Picture: Supplied

TEACHERS and high school students from across the Hawkesbury gathered at Windsor High School in August to host the Hawkesbury White Ribbon Cup.

The event was a chance for teachers to speak about domestic violence with their students and make it clear it was not an acceptable form of behaviour.

The teachers and students played football together, with Colo high School and Arndell Anglican College squaring off in the final, which Colo won in a penalty shoot out.

Windsor High School deputy principal Steve Smith said the event was a great way to get the message through.

“Young people need positive role models and they are flexible in their thinking so they are still forming what it is to be them,” he said.

“It is really good for schools to send a message across the whole Hawkesbury women and that is respect for women and domestic violence is not alright.

“With everyone united it sends a strong message, no matter what school you are in, the message is the same.”