Gawler River Do it For Dolly

May 23, 2019

Dolly’s Dream is an organisation set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, aged 14, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying. Dolly's Dream aims to empower and educate our community to prevent bullying and cyberbullying. This year Stevens House at Gawler River embraced Dolly’s Dream as their chosen charity and has worked to raise funds and awareness of the serious effects of bullying.

During the inaugural Do it for Dolly Day on Friday 10 May, Junior School classes and all Houses at Gawler River recognised this day through discussing the importance of being kind to one another, embracing kindness stickers and valuing Be Kind bookmarks. Also during the day, to commemorate and celebrate the life of Dolly Everett, staff and students also made a bold statement about bullying by forming the shape of a butterfly to signify a time of change. United they stood in support of Dolly and sent a strong community message that bullying does not belong.

"We will continue to raise awareness and educate about the impact of bullying and build and strengthen the support we provide our students. We aim to extend the Dolly’s Dream message within the community to voice a stance on bullying." - Mrs Shannon Caire, Head of Stevens House, Trinity Gawler River