Schools within Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board have launched a week of activities in support of the international Day of Pink, Wednesday April 12.
The observance is devoted to preventing bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia. It is the last of three major bullying awareness and prevention events held each school year. KPR administration says its schools will recognize the Day of Pink in a variety of ways, with many devoting the entire week to focus on the importance of kindness, empathy, acceptance and inclusion for all.
In Peterborough, Armour Heights PS is encouraging everyone to wear pink in honour of diversity, acceptance and respect, and every classroom has prepared positive announcements. In addition, the school council has organized an evening performance of Incredi-Brent and Super-Sarah’s bullying awareness magic show for families, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Following the Magic Show, Peterborough Police will offer a presentation on keeping children safe on the internet and social media.
On Wednesday, James Strath PS students and staff will wear pink to promote diversity, inclusion and kindness. Each class will be creating its own anti-bullying/pro-inclusion pledge for display, and the school will be posting many photos on its Twitter account, #WeareStrath.
Roger Neilson PS also will be a sea of pink on Wednesday. The school will follow up on Thursday with an Anti-Bullying Magic Show at 9:20 a.m., to encourage everyone to contribute to a positive, inclusive school climate.
Meanwhile, Millbrook South Cavan PS students will be treated to a special UPower presentation by Sarah Westbrook Wednesday morning. Kindergarten-Grade 3 students will learn how to be Superheroes for Respect, while Grades 4-8 students will focus on healthy, resilient choices.