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NSW student wins anti-bullying poster competition

A public school student from the NSW north coast’s message of Be Kind, Lend a Hand has received recognition as part of a national competition.

Isabella, holding a certificate, standing in front of a large, brightly coloured poster of two girls hugging.

Isabella Sinanovski with her winning poster. Credit: Interrelate.

Lennox Head Public School student Isabella Sinanovski has won Interrelate’s 2019 anti-bullying poster competition.

Her entry was chosen from 38,000 students from across the country, all focusing on the theme of Be Kind, Lend a Hand.

The annual competition encourages young people to put their voice behind stopping student bullying.

Isabella’s poster highlighted the importance of being an upstander and supporting people who are being bullied.

“Be someone that counts and go and help [when you see bullying],” Isabella said.

“We’re all beautiful in our own ways, and it’s ok to be different and to be yourself. Kindness comes first.”

Isabella and the 19 finalists were hosted at Government House in Sydney by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, to announce the competition winner.

Watch Isabella talk about her poster on YouTube.

Visit antibullying.nsw.gov.au for student, parent and teacher for resources for preventing and responding to bullying behaviour.

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