St Aidens Brownies are celebrating Purple Day, an initiative which strives to raise awareness of, and dispel myths associated with epilepsy.
The Brownies were told what epilepsy was and were taught what to do if one of their friends suffered a tonic-clonic seizure.
Epilepsy New Zealand Southland branch field officer Darlene Howell said education was an important way to raise awareness of the neurological disorder and dispel the stigma associated with epilepsy.
''It's never too early to teach young children how to react if someone needs help,'' she said.
- The Southland Times
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