On April 4, Coronach School students, staff and community members put on pink shirts in support of the Red Cross anti-bullying campaign.
As well as wearing pink, students participated in a number of anti-bullying activities including having to have a conversation with 10 people they would not normally talk to. They had to fill out sheets recording their interactions. Students were eligible for draws once they completed and handed in their sheets.
On their website, the Canadian Red Cross says, “Wear the Shirt. Be the Difference”.
The Red Cross asked people province wide to wear pink shirts on April 4th, 2012 to bring awareness to bullying issues and what we can do to create a safe and respectful environment in our communities.
Why Pink? Pink Shirt Day is an engaging way to get students thinking about bullying and about what they can do to create a safe and respectful environment in their school. This initiative started in 2007 when two high school students in Nova Scotia took a stand against bullying. By asking all of their peers to wear pink to school in support of a male classmate who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they created a grassroots campaign that has attracted worldwide attention.
Coronach School also wore pink on February 29 in support of anti-bullying.