Student pair to carry campaign to Canada

Two year 11 Maryborough Education Centre students will put the community’s campaign to end family violence and the school’s own program that promotes gender equality on an international stage later this year.

Shelby Steel and Harmony Martin-Binks were successful in their application to attend and make an address at the Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH) conference in Canada and the winners of MEC’s Law Enforcement and Public Health Awards, which is ran every two years.

The students will head to Toronto in October to deliver a 45 minute talk about respectful relations and the school’s Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program, as well as the community’s and Rotary’s #SayNO2familyviolence campaign.

Shelby and Harmony had the opportunity to talk about the program and the conference to Member for Mallee Andrew Broad as part of his visit to the Central Goldfields Shire.

The LEPH award, initiated by former MEC student Melissa Jardine in 2016, aims to provide a cultural and educational experience for Year 11 students at MEC. The award supports two students to attend the LEPH2018 Conference in Toronto held from October 21 to 24.

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