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Mt Lockyer Primary School dress-up to raise money for the Zero2Hero foundation

Harry GrigsonAlbany Advertiser
Troy Matson, Amber Morrison, Mark Coppack, Jake Moody, Mackenzie Elphic, Bella Burger and Wesley Jaeckel posing as their heroes for Zero2Hero Day.
Camera IconTroy Matson, Amber Morrison, Mark Coppack, Jake Moody, Mackenzie Elphic, Bella Burger and Wesley Jaeckel posing as their heroes for Zero2Hero Day. Credit: Harry Grigson/Albany Advertiser

Teachers and students of Mt Lockyer Primary School have dressed up as their favourite superheroes for their Zero2Hero Day.

The school celebrated the day on June 16 for the WA mental health awareness initiative, where staff and students all brought a gold coin donation raising more than $500.

Year 5 teacher Mark Coppack highlighted the day’s importance to the young students.

“It brings awareness of mental health and its importance so they can get an understanding of how to look after their own when they get older,” he said.

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A variety of outfits were on display, underpinning the notion of mental health and its individuality.

“It’s fantastic the kids have acknowledged the work that people do.

“Whether it’s a superhero, sportsman or even their mum or dad or members of the community.”

Mackenzie Elphick supporting Food bank volunteers for Zero2Hero Day.
Camera IconMackenzie Elphick supporting Food bank volunteers for Zero2Hero Day. Credit: Harry Grigson/Albany Advertiser

Mr Coppack’s student Mackenzie Elphick encapsulated the day’s purpose, coming dressed as a Foodbank volunteer.

“I think they do a really good job at giving people food that need it more than us,” she said.

“The day is really important because it encourages people to stand up for others.”

Classmate Troy Matson said the day was perfect for young people to become aware of issues surrounding mental health.

“I think it’s great for children because we learn about what people go through especially young people,” he said.

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