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Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 

On [DATE], [SCHOOL] is going to Bust Out in Blue!

 

Bust Out in Blue is a fun campaign developed by Asthma WA to help teach our students to be inclusive of and look after their classmates and friends with asthma.

 

More than 237,000 Western Australians have asthma. Nearly 40,000 people are hospitalised each year in Australia due to asthma with almost half of these being children aged 0-14 years.

 

Asthma WA is providing our staff with education and training to help us ensure we have the correct skills and procedures in place along with the necessary information to support students with asthma in our school.

 

Our students will be Busting Out in Blue through a range of activities aiming to increase their awareness of asthma, reduce stigma and promote a culture of safety.

 

Activities that students will be participating in include:

  • Dressing up in blue for the day
  • Blue paper airplane competition
  • Baking blue cakes
  • Blue face painting
  • Blue fingernail painting
  • Arts and crafts with all blue things
  • Asthma WA activity Pack
  • Putting on a short play about asthma
  • Gold coin donation
  • [ACTIVITY]
  • [ACTIVITY]

To support Asthma WA, we will be inviting students and their families to make a donation by gold coin or through one of our stalls/activities.

 

Asthma WA is a registered charity and has been providing essential education, support, advocacy and other services for free for over 55 years.

Dear Teachers and Staff,

 

On [DATE], [SCHOOL] is going to Bust Out in Blue.

 

Bust Out in Blue is a fun campaign developed by Asthma WA to help teach students to be inclusive of and look after their classmates and friends with asthma. Asthma WA is providing our staff with essential asthma education as a part of our professional development program. This session is provided free by Asthma WA and will include what asthma is, how to perform asthma first aid and how to support children and families affected by the condition.

 

In support of Asthma WA and the important work they do in the Western Australian community, we will be Busting Out in Blue through a range of activities aiming to increase student awareness of asthma, reduce stigma and promote a culture of safety and solidarity.

 

Activities on the day will include:

  • Dressing up in blue for the day
  • Blue paper airplane competition
  • Baking blue cakes
  • Blue face painting
  • Blue fingernail painting
  • Artist and crafts with all blue things
  • Asthma WA activity pack
  • Putting on a short play about asthma
  • Gold coin donation
  • [ACTIVITY]
  • [ACTIVITY]

These activities will be coordinated by [Name].

 

Through these activities, students and their families will be invited to make a gold coin donation to support Asthma WA, so they may continue providing services such as the education our team has received.

 

Please share the attached information with your students and parents, about the day and invite them to take part in the activities. On this day we ask you to take some time to talk with your students about asthma and how everyone can make a positive difference to the lives of those in our school with the condition. Each classroom will be given information to share with students and their families along with posters to promote the day.

 

Donations tins will be placed in the following locations or donations can be made to Asthma WA at our administration office.

 

Asthma WA is a registered charity and has been providing essential education, support, advocacy and other services for free for over 55 years.