Harvey students up for the challenge

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Primary School students Abra Pergoliti , Alyssa Baggetta, Jarvis Haunold, Tyler Bozanich and Liam Piggott, all 11, take part in the push-up challenge for mental health.
Camera IconHarvey Primary School students Abra Pergoliti , Alyssa Baggetta, Jarvis Haunold, Tyler Bozanich and Liam Piggott, all 11, take part in the push-up challenge for mental health. Credit: Supplied./Supplied.

Students at Harvey Primary School have been doing push-ups for a good cause this month.

They are participating in the Push-Up Challenge to create awareness of mental health.

Four classes will be taking part in the program, which will run over three weeks and students will work together to complete 3046 push-ups.

Physical education teacher Rachel Starkie said talking about mental health in the classroom encouraged students to look out for their peers during difficult times.

“I think it is really important to make everyone aware of mental health within Australia, as the number of children with ill mental health has risen in recent years,” Miss Starkie said.

“Completing a challenge like this requires the students to work together as a team and support one-another.” The students said they loved the challenge believed it was important to talk about mental health.

“Raising awareness of mental health can make it a bit easier for those who are suffering to seek help,” student Kira Cameron said.

Another student Laylah Hooper said she enjoyed the challenge.

“We are supporting adults and children with poor mental health by doing the challenge.”

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