Monto State School students wear blue to support the Dolly's Dream Foundation, named after teenager Dolly Everett who died in 2018.
Monto State School students wear blue to support the Dolly's Dream Foundation, named after teenager Dolly Everett who died in 2018. Contributed

Monto students combat bullying in Dolly's honour

"BE A buddy, not a bully.”

This is the message from Monto State School Year 6 students Bailey Allwood and Joel Stark, who last week participated in the school's Wear Blue for Dolly day to raise money for the Dolly's Dream foundation.

Dolly's Dream, named after teenager Dolly Everett who committed suicide in 2018, aims to prevent bullying and cyber-bullying by educating young people and spreading awareness.

Bailey and Joel said, to them, bullying could either be physical or psychological.

"We want to encourage victims of bullying to use their voice and change the behaviours of others because of the devastating effects of bullying,” they said.

"We ask all students and our community in Monto and beyond, to be kind to others and value difference because in doing this we create a community that will not tolerate bullying.”

"Instead, (we) share love and understanding.”

Monto State School raised $114 for the foundation.


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