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Pledge to stop family violence

THE impacts of family violence on women and children was the topic of choice at Clarence High School recently when students received a visit from Police Commissioner Darren Hine and Support, Health, Empowerment (SHE) chief executive officer Alina Thomas.

As one of the first White Ribbon Schools in Tasmania, staff and students took the opportunity to sign a pledge to “speak and act respectfully” and “speak up against acts of violence directed at women.”

Commissioner Hines and Ms Thomas welcomed the opportunity to support the school’s endeavours by also signing the pledge.

Clarence High School hosted a “Wear White Day” the following day, where students dressed in white to show their support for respectful relationships.

All money raised through the event was donated to White Ribbon and SHE.

Caption: Police Commissioner Darren Hine, SHE chief executive officer Alina Thomas, Clarence High School acting principal Mary Maher and head prefects Tessa Portanger and Rhodes Hippman.