Students take stand against bullying
Anti-Bullying Day (a.k.a. Pink Shirt Day) is a day celebrated during the last Wednesday of February, which originally started as a protest against a bullying incident at a Nova Scotia high school. On this day, participants wear pink to symbolize a stand against bullying. This campaign originates from an incident in Central Kings Rural High School, Nova Scotia, when two high school students organized a school protest in sympathy for a Grade 9 boy, who had worn a pink polo shirt to school and was bullied and called gay because of it. The two students went to a discount store, bought 50 pink t-shirts, and distributed them the next day to students in the school, with the implied message that bullying will not be tolerated. The action went viral and the message was loud and clear. We at The Telegram wish to do our part in spreading the “Bullying Stops Here” message. Send in your class or school Pink Shirt Day photos for posting in this slideshow.
Published on February 27, 2013Students of Jakeman All Grade school in Trout River take part in anti-bullying awareness/Pink Shirt Day activities.