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Bruce Morcombe returns to his old school to launch Day for Daniel 2018

Posted on 23 October 2018

Bruce returns to Milton State School after 50 years to officially launch Day for Daniel 2018.

Denise said "Today we publicly launch Day for Daniel. I am moved by the effort and contributions of so many to ensure Daniel's legacy lives on. This Friday will see a record number of schools and child care centres participate in Australia's premier child safety day. Today we also welcome Kim Skubris as an Ambassador at the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. As a mother and respected journalist, Kim has been instrumental in a number of events to help bring our Daniel home and raise funds for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation".

Bruce added "50 years ago I was a student at this very primary school. At a quick glance I could say little has changed. But today the world has a very different landscape for us all. Teachers, police, parents and carers have new challenges to keep our kids safe. Day for Daniel bridges that gap and lays the foundation through evidenced based educational programs that reduce the incidences of child abuse. Get involved or simply join us online this Friday and watch Australia's Biggest Safety Lesson, it is sure to become a viral hit".

The Principal of Milton Sate School Mr Paul Zernike explained 'Day for Daniel' is such a timely reminder to all children, parents and the wider community about the importance of instilling in our children that they are in control of their own bodies and need to feel safe at all times. The work that Denise and Bruce Morcombe have done to highlight this issue and provide support, guidance and education to the children right across Australia is so critical to the ongoing safety of our children within the community.

'We are delighted to have Denise and Bruce, who is a former Milton student, joining our school today to officially launch 'Day for Daniel'' said Principal Zernike.

Day for Daniel is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation's national day of action to raise awareness about child safety, protection and prevention. It is the perfect opportunity for educators, parents and carers to talk to children about their personal safety. It is the largest child safety awareness day of its type in Australia. In recent years more than 1 million Australians joined with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation in protecting children.

This year we have invited all Day for Daniel participants to join our 2nd online broadcast of Australia's Biggest Child Safety Lesson. This year's lesson is suitable for children between the ages of 3 - 8 years. It will teach key personal safety concepts for early childhood in a fun and interactive way.

The Foundation urges parents, cares and educators to Talk early, Talk Often and Keep Talking about personal safety.

For more information about Day for Daniel, Australia's Biggest Child Safety Lesson and the free Keeping Kids Resources go to


Media Opportunity

What: Launch of Day for Daniel 2018
When: Tuesday 23rd October
Time: 11.15am
Where: In front of Milton State School, Bayswater Street, Milton

School presentation will take place in resource centre

Who: Bruce, Denise, Principal Paul Zernike, Kim Skubris

By arrangement with: Tracey McAsey
Mobile: 0420 300 737

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