On February 24, 2016, National Pink Shirt Day, wear a pink shirt to show your spirit in creating a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment which promotes healthy relationships. This national anti-bullying day was inspired by two Nova Scotia youth who rallied fellow students and teachers at their high school to wear pink in support of a younger student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to class earlier in the week.
On February 24, PWSD school administrators, teachers and students will show their support for Pink Shirt Day by wearing a pink shirt. We invite you to do the same and share a photo of yourself on social media using the hashtag #PinkShirtDay.
Additional events planned at PWSD schools include:
Bezanson School: National Pink Shirt Day challenge and assembly
Bezanson's colour teams will engage in friendly competition to see who can wear the most pink on February 24. The school's leadership team will host an assembly to discuss the history of the day and its importance.
Helen E. Taylor School: National Pink Shirt Day
In addition to wearing pink shirts on February 24, the story "Why a Pink Shirt?" will be shared with all students. Other anti-bullying initiatives at the school will include a review of Dare to Care material and Bullying Basics information found online at www.NoBullies.ca. All students and staff will take a Stop Bullying pledge. Teachers received an information package covering bullying topics and helpful advice to share with students.
Woking School: Friendship picnic on Pink Shirt Day
On February 24, Woking School will host a potluck friendship picnic which will pair students of various ages together to enjoy lunch.
For more information on Pink Shirt Day, visit http://pinkshirtday.ca.
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