St Mary's Primary Armidale is grabbing the opportunity to get loud and proud to raise money to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children
Everyday more than 12,000 children face the day with hearing loss and Friday, October 23 is Loud Shirt Day which aims to raise funds to support those children.
It is a cause close to the students of St Mary's and they eagerly took to on the challenge to dress up and raise $2,000.
"Chelsea and Maeve Curry are sisters who attend St Mary's Primary Armidale," Alanna McRae.
"They both have hearing impairments that require subtle adjustments in the classroom."
The Catholic Schools Office produced a series of videos, interviewing students with disabilities, their teachers, parents and education assistants.
One of these featured Chelsea and Maeve and the subtle way the school has adapted its service to support the sisters.
"We spoke to their teachers, and their mother Kristy, about how they are supported and included in all aspects of their school life academically and socially," said Mrs McRae.
In the video the sisters' mother explains how much she appreciates the collaboration between the teachers and her family.
"The girls don't feel any different to anyone else and they are not made to feel any different," Mrs Curry said.
"This campaign is a celebration of inclusion and students with disabilities," said Mrs McRae.
"Chelsea and Maeve's story was rolled out on social media today to coincide with Loud Shirt Day."
To donate to the St Mary's Primary School Loud Shirt fundraiser click here
Money raised will go to The Shepherd Centre, a registered charity, founded by Dr Bruce Shepherd AM and his late wife Annette.
The centre's mission is to work, along with partner organisations, towards ensuring that every child achieves the best listening and spoken language they are capable of; and the development of their skills is supported to maximise their social inclusion.