Loreto students join campaign for kidnapped girls

Support: The 400 Loreto College students create an image of a girl as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapped Nigerian school students. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

Support: The 400 Loreto College students create an image of a girl as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapped Nigerian school students. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTER

LORETO College has joined a worldwide campaign to raise awareness for the 273 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by a terrorist organisation earlier this month.

Four hundred Loreto students gathered at recess to raise posters and create a collective aerial image of a Nigerian girl with #bringbackourgirls emblazoned across the image. 

School captain Megan Campbell said it was an initiative started by Loreto school captains across Australia.

“The idea is to spur on to other schools in each city to keep the message 

going,” Ms Campbell said.

Loreto schools across the country took part in the campaign. 

Ms Campbell said the scale of the issue had motivated her to actively campaign.

“As a Loreto school girl we have so many opportunities and we are educated in a safe and happy environment. For that to be taken from those girls and taken from their families I think is upsetting,” she said.

She believes the incident has been under-reported in mainstream media.

“I thought it was really alarming that something so significant had happened and it was upsetting that it wasn’t significant in the media.”

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