Murwillumbah student Jessica Young has planned a mime protest in Brisbane.
Murwillumbah student Jessica Young has planned a mime protest in Brisbane. Blainey Woodham

Mass mime protest for voiceless kids

SEVERAL high school students from Murwillumbah plan to hop on a Gold Coast train to Brisbane next month dressed in black with white face masks as part of what they see as an important protest.

The students from the Vision Generation Murwillumbah Group at the Tweed Valley Adventist College plan to join a hundred others from south-east Queensland catching public transport into the heart of Brisbane city for a mass-scale mime.

The demonstration, which is part of an international World Vision Campaign, is being planned to call on governments around the world to increase their funding for health programs in their commitment to foreign aid.

Year 11 Adventist College student Jessica Young said it was an issue she felt strongly about.

“My school has a Vision group and it will be myself and some others of my group who go to Brisbane – hopefully about 13 of us,” Jessica said.

She said she was inspired to help others in need of better health services by various excursions her school had conducted to other parts of Australia and Fiji.

She is planning to go with other school students this year on such a trip to Fiji.

The Murwillumbah group is planning to join other students from south-east Queensland protesting during peak-hour traffic on the morning of July 5.

The students will dress up as mimes and catch public transport into Brisbane City to take part in the mass mime.

According to Vision General, they will be miming for “the voiceless” 8.1 million children who are dying each year from preventable diseases in developing countries.

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