Murray Downs says No More
In a push to end domestic violence Murray Downs School forged an alliance with No More to Family Violence on 22 June.
The school joined the program to fulfil the No More mandate of countering violence and “the negative effect it is having on our society”.
The campaign targets local schools and governments, men’s and women’s groups, businesses and remote Indigenous communities.
Principal Janet Purje said: “Domestic assaults in the community spurred us to partner with No More Family Violence, but we were invited to participate by CatholicCare NT.
“Ahead of White Ribbon Day in November we’ll try and empower the community to reject family-related violence by using posters, presentations, a community barbeque, and a book created by the students.
“To make the book Murray Downs Kids Keep Safe, students will work together, drawing pictures and talking about what keeps them safe, who they can turn to, and important numbers to ring.”
No More to Family Violence is supported by the Department of Education, NT Police, Barkly Regional Council, Barkly Regional Sports Education, and two Aboriginal corporations.