March 19th saw the students of Clontarf Beach State High School UNITE to celebrate a number of events including Closing the Gap - Hands up to Close the Gap, National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and Harmony Day.
Students and staff got into the spirit of the day with hand-print painting, making friendship bracelets, drum beats and a staff vs students game. As part of the celebrations there were a number of guests who came to talk with students about issues in the community, opportunities and just generally to touch base with our school community.
Senior Police Liaison Officers, Mr Michael Douglas and Mr Raro Tevita spoke with students on the issue of racism and that it is not okay to act in this way, and provided students with an insight as to what their future could hold if they apply themselves and continue to work towards filling opportunities. Staff from the Redcliffe PCYC came along and joined in with students for the fun activities as well as offering the opportunity to join up and take advantage of all that the PCYC has to offer.
Overall it was a great day of celebration that was well attended by staff and students who came along to participate or just support students who were giving it their all. This looks set to be an annual event at Clontarf Beach State High School where students are engaged en masse to think about their choices and engage with others from all walks of life.