Nowra Anglican College is working with White Ribbon to educate students on respectful relationships and gender equality.
Both secondary and primary students participated in the Breaking the Silence schools program and will be entering their work into the Say It In Pictures design competition.
Year 9 students created a four-minute video to enter into the competition and were shocked at what they had learnt.
"We created an ad and it was all based around the White Ribbon campaign. We all had to highlight issues and ways to overcome them," Max Legzdin said.
"We collectively did the whole thing and none of us are really actors or scriptwriters," Archie Collison said.
"Seeing a lot of statistics relevant to the Shoalhaven was just crazy, that bad stuff like that happens so close to us," Baxter Scully said.
Nowra Anglican College principal Lorrae Sampson said, for her, the program was about ensuring everyone was respectful on campus.
"One of our values at school is respect and this whole program for White Ribbon is about respect," she said.
"We wanted to do it so they would think about their behaviours and how they acted.
"Being able to have the skills to confidence to say, 'That's not OK', 'We don't do that here, that's not acceptable in our community', which can be hard but it's important."
Ms Sampson also encouraged other schools to sign up to the Breaking the Silence program.
"The training was amazing, it was really eye opening and very challenging.
"When you look at the way some people treat other people, it's not OK and this is a way to change that."
White Ribbon ambassador Peter Kenworthy said the competition was another way to highlight the Breaking the Silence program.
"The program has been conducted since 2009, with over 600 schools completing it across Australia," he said.
"This year Nowra Anglican College completed the program, with their teachers undertaking the training in Sydney.
"If we were able to achieve 10 nominations, White Ribbon Australia would look at conducting the program in our region."
Mr Kenworthy believed the program would show students the importance of gender equality and respectful relationships.
"The statistics show that one in four children are exposed to domestic violence," he said.
"If we can develop that positive behaviour early with students and be supported at all levels of the school community, this respectful culture could drive generational change to help address men's violence against women and children in the Shoalhaven area."
Winners of the Say it in Pictures competition will be announced at the Shoalhaven Council White Ribbon morning tea on November 22.
Schools can find out more about the program at https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/stop-violence-against-women/get-school-involved/breaking-silence-program/.