More than 1400 children aged three to eight will this week be taught important personal safety knowledge and skills as Bravehearts acclaimed ‘Ditto’s Keep Safe Adventure Show’ visits six schools and two early learning centres in Mount Isa.
Through Ditto, the Bravehearts lion mascot, the 40-minute live production tailored for children aged from three to eight effectively teaches strategies and skills to stay safe in a range of situations from bullying to sexual assault.
The students at Townview State School will be the first to see the show as one of 150 schools and kindergartens Ditto will visit in north Queensland this year through Bravehearts Cairns education team. The program is expected to educate more than 26,000 children in the region this year.
Having reached 440,000 children nationally since 2008, including 90,000 from the Cairns team alone, the Ditto show is gaining momentum with an increasing number of schools and child care centres playing a key role in preventing a crime that will affect one in five Australian children before they turn 18.
The ‘Ditto show’ will visit the following schools this week:
Mon – Townview State School; Good Start Mt Isa
Tue – Eileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten; Barkley Highway State School
Wed – St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School; Healthy State School
Thu – Happy Valley State School
Fri – St Kieran’s Catholic Primary School
Learn about Ditto and request a visit at your school here