ALTRUISM: Pink Shirt Day/Anti-Bullying Day at Grammar
On Wednesday, February 24, our students of all grades came to school in pink for Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day!
Pink Shirt Day/Anti-Bullying Day started in 2007 in Berwick, Nova Scotia, when Grade 12 students, David Shepherd, Travis Price and friends saw a Grade Nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day of school.
This urged them to do something about it and show support for the victim. The students decided to buy pink shirts and give them to other students at school to show support.
By the end of that week, the school was filled with students wearing pink shirts to stand up for the Grade Nine student being bullied.
We're happy to see our students proudly showing up in pink, showing support for each other and taking a stand against bullying.
By teaching our students to take pride in altruism, we want our students to be capable of standing up for themselves and anyone else when they see bullying.
Other activities for Pink Shirt Day were our Prep and Middle School students creating a heart out of pink shirt cutouts to display in the atrium proudly. Each shirt either has a statement against bullying or words of support to show kindness.
Along with the pink heart, our Grade Three students coloured anti-bullying posters to hang in their classroom window. Our students are learning at a young age to be a friend and not a bully! See below to view their beautifully coloured posters.