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Student stars shine bright at GV Grammar

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June 08, 2017

Goulburn Valley Grammar School Year 6 student Imogen Templeton is pictured with some of the 1000 stars the school has created for the One Million Stars to End Violence Project.

Goulburn Valley Grammar School students’ work will feature at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year after they joined the Stars School Challenge.

Students and teachers from all grades have worked together to reach a goal of creating 1000 stars from ribbon before July for the One Million Stars to End Violence Project that will be exhibited at the games.

Year 12 prefect Nick Geisler said the stars were a symbol of hope for the victims of violence and the project was about raising awareness of bullying and violence in communities on a world stage.

‘‘The stars were draped across the library but we’ve started to pack them into boxes to be sent to the Gold Coast,’’ he said.

Nick and fellow prefect Molly Ingram said they took the idea to the school after it was pitched to them by teacher Faye Kerr and since then the whole school has participated.

‘‘The primary aged students have probably made the most out of the school and (were) the reason we made the target,’’ Nick said.

The school has a focus on stopping bullying and regularly holds events on National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence every year.

‘‘We’re really proactive against bullying and violence and this project is a great way to continue that message — anything that makes our world safer,’’ teacher Jodie Keady said.

‘‘It will be interesting to see what it looks like when it is finished.’’

Shepparton Library also contributed stars to the project that is open to any organisation or individual.

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