SCHOOL holidays this month will be all about respect when the Devonport RSL, in conjunction with The Advocate’s Show Some Respect campaign hosts a blue light disco on Tuesday.
Organiser Jacqui Lambie said the idea arose from wanting to provide a place for students to come and hang out in a safe and secure environment.
“I just thought there isn’t a lot of things going on (for students) in the community,” Ms Lambie said.
“And I wanted a place for kids to socialise and have some fun.”
The blue light disco will be held for two different age groups, from 9-12 and from 13-17.
In true blue light disco style, the event will also include a police presence.
“They (police) will just come in and out during the night, do their walk around and talk with some kids,” Ms Lambie said.
Ms Lambie said the idea around inviting a police presence to the event was to help show children that not all interactions with police had to be negative.
“They (police) are just human like the rest of us,” Ms Lambie said.
Ms Lambie said she had wanted to continue to enforce the RSL’s theme, loyalty, honour and respect but to manifest it in a more contemporary way.
“We (at the RSL) are all about respect and things like that,” she said.
“So I just really wanted to continue that motto.”
Ms Lambie said it was a great time to be promoting respect due to the timeliness of The Advocate’s own Show Some Respect campaign.
The Devonport RSL blue light disco will be held on September 11 at the RSL. There are two sessions, the 9-12 year olds will be held from 4.30-6pm and the 13-17 year olds will be held from 7-9.30pm.
Devonport blue light disco organiser Jacqui Lambie tests that the music volume for the event will go loud enough. Picture: Jason Hollister.
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