Yesterday, EC Montreal held a Pink Shirt Day at the school to symbolize our stand against bullying. We asked our students to wear pink to stand with us. We invited a police officer with the Montreal police force’s crime prevention division to come speak to our students about the different types of bullying and what we can do to maintain a bully-free environment at the school. His job is to go around to the schools to give anti-bully workshops and to coach students who are bullied to stand up for themselves! He gave an incredible presentation!
We asked our students to write down messages of love and what they could do to contribute to a positive learning environment. We encouraged our students to write comments about what they could do, personally, to help prevent bullying.
Some of the comments students wrote were:
“If you see someone being intimidated, do something – don’t just stand by.”
“Educate people about bullies.”
“Don’t judge anybody.”
“Being nice to others and help if someone is in trouble.”
“Encourage students to explore the feeling of empathy.”
“By creating a loving environment in the classroom.”
“Not having prejudices.”
“By having more compassion.”
“By being more kind with people.”
“By making friends with excluded people.”
“By making sure everyone is included!”
Thank you to all the students for leaving your comments and for contributing to a bully-free EC!
We also served pink treats to create a very warm and cozy environment for our staff and students. The students enjoyed their refreshments with child-like enthusiasm!
A special thank you to the EC Montreal team for raising bully awareness and being proactive in its prevention!
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