Students at Rigolet Northern Lights Academy are participating in a Friendship Challenge, organized by the school and local RCMP detachment. — Submitted photo
Rigolet RCMP and the Rigolet Northern Lights Academy have announced the beginning of a Friendship Challenge to run from Feb. 14 to 28.
The challenge is designed to teach children the importance of treating all people with respect and kindness and will coincide with February's designation as Violence Prevention Month.
Over the next two weeks, whenever a student in the school is observed by a teacher performing a random act of kindness, the student's name will be entered for a draw at the end of the month. In addition, all participating students will receive acknowledgement of their contribution.
The RCMP and Northern Lights Academy hope that, in some small way, the challenge contributes to reducing violence in school, homes and communities.
It is also hoped that the Friendship Challenge will become an annual event.