The Chinook School Division’s Bullying Awareness Campaign committee, comprised of Chinook Youth Workers and Student Service Counselors, has set aside two days to raise awareness of bullying as a serious issue: Nov. 18 and Apr. 20, 2012.
This initiative focuses on celebrating diversity and respecting differences as a way to diffuse bullying. Nov. 18 is “International Stand up to Bulling Day” and Apr. 20, 2012 will be Chinook School Division’s “Day of Pink.”
“We hope that this movement is a success and will help curb the incidents of bullying within our schools and in our communities,” said Carlin Darby, Youth Worker at Chinook, “We want to create more awareness and see everyone ‘Stand Up’ to bullying.”
Schools within Chinook School Division are promoting awareness throughout the week in November through a variety of activities, including pink shirt day, movies, presentations, displays, contests, art projects and other events.
“Bullying is an issue we take very seriously,” said Liam Choo-Foo, Director of Education. “Chinook is proud to support the Bullying Awareness Campaign and it is our hope that the movement has a positive effect within our schools every single day.”