ST AUGUSTINE’S students dressed in blue recently as part of Asthma Awareness Week.
And the day also served to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of beloved student Roman Luvara, who was just 10 years old when he lost his life to asthma.
“Like all students, Roman played a key role in the history of the college,” deputy principal Minda Van Eyk said.
“He was a beloved son, friend and student and his picture in the grades three/four classroom is a daily reminder to love and live life.”
Dressing in blue on September 5, students and staff also gave generously to Asthma Australia, raising more than $600 for a cause close to the college’s heart.
“This day is important because it raises awareness of the impact asthma can have, as well as supporting Asthma Australia in further research,” Ms Van Eyk said.
“We also used the week to educate students around asthma management.
“We want to thank everyone who dressed in blue and donated to this special cause.”
To give to Asthma Australia, visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/national/support-us/donate