Sunnyhills School raises a Gumboot

It was gumboots galore at Sunnyhills School on Friday.

Students and staff participated in the nationwide ‘I am Hope’ – Gumboot Friday event for mental health.

New Zealand of the Year, Mike King is the face of the campaign and says “Having depression is like walking through mud every day. So on Friday 5 April 2019, we’re asking you to show your support. Put your gumboots on, give a gold coin, and take a walk in their shoes for just one day.”

Gumboot Friday is a fun way for kiwis to join in the mental health conversation, while raising money to provide free and timely counselling for any kid in need.

Justine Driver, Sunnyhills Principal, says the day was a huge success.

“We were thrilled with the Sunnyhills community support raising $528.60 for this worthy cause,” she says.

“Promoting well being for all and developing the whole child is part of the special character of Sunnyhills School.”