Last Thursday, leadership students presented our Gratitude Wall to Grampians Health; to recognise and thank the extraor­dinary work of Ballarat Base Hospital frontline workers. It is currently on display in the main foyer of the Drummond St entrance at the Ballarat Base Hospital.

The Gratitude Wall con­tains messages of support handwritten by all Prep to Year 12 students.

Learning Specialist, Mr Joshua Boon, said as part of a whole school initiative, students had been working with The Resilience Project, focusing on gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. This collaboration helped student leaders come up with the idea to write the short messages of support to frontline healthcare workers.

“We are so lucky to have a great health­care system in Bal­larat and we are aware they have had a tough number of years.”

Ms Karen Snibson said Ballarat Base Hospital workers went above and beyond to help others. “For us it’s really about empowering our students to be able to say thanks to our healthcare workers, for them to have that sense of community and to be able to express their opinion,” Ms Snibson said. “I feel blessed to work in a community that has such wonderful health workers who have gone above and beyond to help others. To thank them is vital to us.”