Schools and childcare centres have always played an integral role in Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day. Over the past 24 years, teachers, parents, grandparents, staff and kids all over Australia have come together annually to recognise this important day on the child protection calendar. Below you can explore the various ways your school or childcare centre can get involved in the 2021 Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day on Friday 10 September.
PLEASE BE BALLOON SMART! Bravehearts does not endorse, nor encourage, the release or use of balloons outdoors. Please consider the impact of balloons on our environment and dispose of used balloons wisely. Please also note that releasing balloons outdoors is banned in some Australian regions and states. For more information about the impact of balloon releases, please see CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA.
This year we asking all our supporters to wear white and collect a gold coin donation on Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day, Friday 10 September.
Holding a Bravehearts School Fun Run is the perfect way to get involved with Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day, raise funds and spread child safety messages to your school community. Holding a School Fun Run will cost your school NOTHING and you’ll receive support every step of the way. All your school has to do is encourage families to fundraise online. Learn more about the Bravehearts School Fun Run and register your interest today!
Whether you are a primary school, high school, childcare or early-learning centre, you have a duty to PROTECT KIDS. Make sure everyone in your school community knows how important child protection is to your school or centre by raising awareness on Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day!
You can do this through Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day related arts and crafts on the day, planning a child safety themed student project, by sharing vital resources about keeping kids safe, or publishing an article about Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day in your school newsletter. For more ideas, check out our useful resources.
Is your school or childcare centre doing all it can to ensure the kids in your care are safe? Have your staff and volunteers had appropriate child protection training? Do you think you could do more to meet the key element of child safe institutions?
Bravehearts is here to help. Our organisation sets the standard in child protection training and risk management for schools and organisations. Bravehearts’ training team is here to help your school or centre not only meet, but surpass the 10 key elements of child safe institutions that came out of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
PLEASE BE BALLOON SMART! Bravehearts does not endorse nor encourage the release or use of balloons outdoors. Please consider the impact of balloons on our environment and dispose of used balloons wisely.