Muswellbrook Zumba instructor takes Do It In A Dress movement to Upper Hunter Schools

RAISING AWARENESS: Christine Scott wearing the dress during one of her Zumba visits at Sandy Hollow Public School.
RAISING AWARENESS: Christine Scott wearing the dress during one of her Zumba visits at Sandy Hollow Public School.

WHEN Christine Scott first heard about the Do It In A Dress movement, she knew it was something she wanted to support.

Participants pay $25 to buy the official school dress, which they wear throughout their daily activities, raising money and awareness for more than 60 million girls around the world are not in school.

The Muswellbrook Zumba instructor wore the uniform to her public classes, as well as a few of her school visits.

During her catch ups with the children, Ms Scott shared about the difficulties young girls face in other parts of the world, which amazed the pupils.

“I wore the dress to Murrurundi Public School, Sandy Hollow Public School, Aberdeen Public School, Scone Grammar School,” she said.

“I just spoke about it in very simple terms to the school children.

“And, I could just look at a girl who’s nine-years-old and say ‘isn’t it sad?’

“So it’s been raising a lot of awareness, but a long the way I’ve had people that have ordered their own dresses, or donated to my campaign.

“The One Girl website and the Do It In A Dress website are very informative.

“I thought it was very appropriate to educate the kids and the adults, but more so the kids, about this; to show them just how lucky we are being in Australia.”

For more information about the Do It In A Dress initiative, visit www.doitinadress.com