Tamrookum State School goes purple for epilepsy awareness

STUDENTS at Tamrookum State School ditched their uniforms yesterday in favour of purple, the international colour for epilepsy awareness.

Funds raised during the day went towards research, education and support for the estimated 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy, about 40 per cent of them children.

Two students at Tamrookum State School have been diagnosed with epilepsy and their schoolmates were happy to help raise awareness and show support.

Tamrookum State School principal Liz Salmoni said the school hosted Purple Day every year

"The students thoroughly enjoy participating in this day, dressing up and raising awareness of epilepsy," she said.

The gold coin donation free dress event also raised funds for the Epilepsy Foundation and Ms Salmoni said this year they raised $116.

The students' sartorial efforts on the day were captured on camera thanks to the photographic skills of school captains Kobi Duroux and Isabelle Suna.