Islanders intolerant of abuse
Milikapiti School has backed the ethos of the No More campaign — the drive against domestic violence and sexual assault.
A recent one-kilometre community march supporting the cause involved 41 preschool to Year 6 students.
Teaching principal Kathryn Leo said the school is a newcomer to the crusade, but the students were inspired to create protest posters to carry during the demonstration.
“The messages on the signs included Stop now, Stop the Violence, No more fighting, and Violence! It’s not our culture!,” she said.
“The powerful directives followed classroom discussions about how the students felt on witnessing violence, some of it between family members.
“The event was hosted by Bathurst Island-based CatholicCare NT, and we hope to conduct many marches and enlist the support of a growing number of families.
“Domestic violence creates dysfunctional environments that retard education. Milikapiti School works with families and the community to resolve issues that block children’s access to learning.”