Roosters Tackle Bullying
Sydney Roosters stars Daniel Tupou and Lachlan Lam visited Reddam House in Woollahra to deliver the vital 'Tackle Bullying' message.
Over 340 students attended the assembly and listened to the players speak about the various forms of bullying prevalent in modern society, including verbal, physical, and physiological abuse.
They also discussed the rise of cyber bullying and how it affects student life.
Daniel and Lachlan also explained what to do if you find yourself a victim of bullying, with staying calm and reporting the issue being emphasized.
Daniel said he enjoys getting out in the community and meeting with the youth, especially if he can spread a positive message.
"The students were engaged and eager to learn about how the Roosters tackle bullying," Daniel said.
"It was great for Lachlan and I to share our stories from when we were at school."
Lachlan echoed Daniels thoughts.
"The Tackle Bullying message is an important because bullying is still prevalent in schools. Seeing it rise in the use of social media is worrying, so it's great to get kids aware of it."
Sydney Roosters Community Manager Catherine Dawson was pleased with the outcome of the assembly.
"It was the first time we've presented the 'Tackle Bullying' program at Reddam House so it was a great opportunity to reach some new kids with this important message.
"It was a great success with the students asking lots of questions and engaging with the players."
"I think they also enjoyed seeing the Sydney Roosters visit their school!"
The assembly ended with a Q&A session and Daniel and Lachlan signing posters for the students.
The Sydney Roosters would like to thank all the staff and students of Reddam House for allowing us to visit.