On Wednesday 20 May Darwin High School students and staff wore orange for WOW Day.
WOW Day is a National Volunteer week event and an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. This year the event was modified and the community was encouraged to wear orange to work and school.
The Northern Territory Emergency Service comprises of volunteers and staff who provide a response capability within each region across the Territory. There are approximately 300 NTES volunteers in the NT.
By Year 12 student Hajrah Kamran
The state emergency service (SES) volunteers are an essential frontline staff responding to all sorts of crisis, most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the bushfires.
On 20 May students at Darwin High School wore orange to appreciate the effort of the emergency service volunteers. Members from the Student Representative Council at Darwin High School displayed posters around the school and encouraged school community involvement.
Staff and students wore orange, took selfies and uploaded their photo to social media with the campaign hastag #thankyouSES
It is imperative that we acknowledge and thank the emergency service volunteers who work tirelessly to support our local communities. Thank you to everyone who got involved!