Schools and childcare centres have always played an integral role in White Balloon Day. Over the past 23 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 White Balloon Day this year!
This year we asking all our supporters to wear white and collect a gold coin donation on White Balloon Day, Friday 11 September.
Having a Bravehearts School Fun Run is the perfect way to get involved with White Balloon Day, raise funds and spread child safety messages to your school community. Having 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 White Balloon Day!
You can do this through 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 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.