Swan Valley Schools Stand Against Bullying

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This year schools across the Valley once again donned pink t-shirts to stand up and stand together against bullying.

February 26, 2014 marked Pink Shirt Day and April 9, 2014 marked the International Day of Pink.

Above: Some of the students from Benito School
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Regardless of the date or the name, the origin and message was the same.

Both days originated from an incident in Nova Scotia where David Shepherd and Travis Price saw a student being bullied for wearing pink and supported the student by getting everyone at school to wear pink in support.

Above: Taylor School students took part in a school assembly which consisted of several presentations and even a flash mob dance led by the Grade 4B class and the Grade 3’s.

Left: Some Minitonas Middle Years Students pose in front of a Pink Shirt, painted on the lockers – drawn by art teacher, Erin Zrobak, and signed by the kids in the school. This shirt will remain on the lockers in our school and is a symbol of what we are all about; being kind to each other.

The signatures represent the students commitment to the Day of Pink philosophy.

Right: More kids from Benito School, proudly posing in thier pink shirts.

Above: All Birch River students and staff gathered in the Multi Purpose Room and took an Oath to Stand for Respect and Stand Against Bullying.

Pink Shirt Day is also known as Anti-Bullying Day and on the International Day Of Pink, communities across the country, and across the world, are called to unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic & all forms of bullying.