Mandurah Catholic College’s Early Childhood area was awash with hues of blue on Friday, 1 April in recognition of Autism Awareness Day.

Students wore blue T-shirts to mark the day and decorated hands of friendship which acknowledged people with differences and the respect they deserve, before planting them en masse to create a sea of waving, colourful support for their peers who have diagnoses within the Autism Spectrum.

A highlight for students in Pre-Primary, Years 1 and 3 was the releasing of scores of blue balloons in the afternoon. All Junior School classes had spent the morning participating in various activities and watching informative videos focusing on autism.

Recognition of Autism Awareness Day at Mandurah Catholic College