Pink Shirt Day

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Grade five students hosted an assembly in honour of Pink Shirt Day this Wednesday. Pink shirt day first started in Nova Scotia in 2007 when a young boy was bullied for wearing pink. One of his classmates decided to stand up for him by wearing pink and organizing others to do the same. For the assembly, grade 5 students acted out a variety of scenes to exemplify verbal, physical, social and cyber-bullying. Students provided practical and realistic steps to take if an individual experiences bullying including “stop, walk away and tell an adult”, “speak out”, “interrupt”, and “be a buddy”. In these four ways grade 5 students encouraged others to be “Upstanders” rather than bystanders, by standing up to those who are being victimized by bullies.