Sudbury Turns Pink September 13th
Staff and students in Rainbow Schools will wear pink on Thursday, September 13, as Rainbow District School Board marks its eleventh “Stand Up Against Bullying Day”.
“This small gesture will go a long way in demonstrating our commitment to safe schools,” says Director of Education, Norm Blaseg. “We invite the entire community to join us as we wear pink on Thursday, September 13th.”
He adds: “By nurturing a strong partnership between the school, the home and the community, Rainbow Schools ensure that students receive an education that includes personal, social and citizenship development. We are leaders in learning inspiring success for all students by reaching minds and touching hearts.”
Ten character traits, which are modeled, taught and expected in Rainbow Schools, provide the foundation for ongoing character development and the values of the Board - honesty, respect, empathy, responsibility, integrity, courtesy, resilience, acceptance, courage and co-operation. The many character development programs and activities in Rainbow Schools complement the Board’s Code of Conduct, which promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment.
"Stand Up Against Bullying Day” began in Nova Scotia where secondary school students Travis Price and David Shepherd arranged for dozens of their classmates to wear pink shirts in support of another student who had been bullied for wearing pink. The Province of Nova Scotia subsequently declared the second Thursday at the start of every school year to be “Stand Up Against Bullying Day”.