Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 26th
Pink Shirt Day is next Wednesday and we are encouraging all members of the Hamilton Community to wear pink, red, or white in support of this important initiative. This is part of our District ERASE Bullying strategy to make our schools safer places for students. We are planning an assembly on the day at 11:00 in our gym. Please feel free to join us.
Do you know how Pink Shirt Day started?
In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behaviour was not OK.
They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.
By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.