This morning, Eltham College Juniors had a very special assembly, led by Nurse Catherine and four brave students who shared their personal experiences with food allergies. Emilia and Leo from Year 4, along with Tom and Levi from Year 3, assisted Nurse Catherine in educating their peers about allergies, what an allergic reaction looks like, and how to respond to it.

All four students suffer from food allergies themselves and spoke candidly about their experiences, helping to raise awareness and promote understanding about allergies. They explained the importance of reading ingredient labels carefully and never sharing snacks with each other to avoid the risk of triggering an allergic reaction.

Leo and Emilia even demonstrated how to use an EpiPen, a lifesaving device that can be used to treat a severe allergic reaction.

The assembly was a powerful reminder of the importance of empathy and understanding when it comes to food allergies. By sharing their stories and knowledge, Emilia, Leo, Tom, and Levi have become leaders in their school community and set an example for others to follow.

At Eltham College Juniors, we believe in empowering our students to be advocates for their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their peers. We are so proud of Emilia, Leo, Tom, and Levi for their courage and leadership in raising awareness about allergies, and thank you to Nurse Catherine for leading such an important assembly.