Bunnies to Help Tackle Bullying in Cairns

South Sydney Rabbitohs players will visit schools in Cairns this Monday, 17th June, in support of the NRLs Tackle Bullying campaign.


Cairns State High School, Edge Hill State School, Cairns West State School, St Augustines College and Trinity Bay State High School, will all play host to Rabbitohs players, who will help to deliver important lessons on the effects of bullying and the importance of building positive self-esteem through a powerful DVD and other resources.


NRL Manager of Strategic Projects, Shane Mattiske, spoke earlier in year about the importance of the Tackle Bullying message.


This years Tackle Bullying message is an important one, with the effects of bullying well documented in the media, said Mattiske.


We know from experience that students listen when NRL players visit the classroom and if our players can help provide them with some tools to combat bullying then hopefully we can make a positive difference to their lives.


The Tackle Bullying campaign aims to encourage students to speak up for a friend and be a hero, after the most recent Australian Government study into bullying revealed one in four (27%) of Australian students (Years 4-9) are bullied frequently, with over half of those never reporting it themselves.