Ross Elementary is holding community building activities, while Bradner Elementary plans anti-bullying demonstrations.
It’s all for Pink Shirt Day, a day to raise awareness about the serious impact of bullying and to stand up against it.
Boys and Girls club South Coast president Carolyn Tuckwell says one of the biggest challenges when it comes to bullying is that kids worry about being called tattling if they tell a teacher about a bully.
“And I think even talking about that is important, because kids do feel an intense kind of sense of scrutiny around that kind of thing. So asking for an adult to help you or even a friend to help you if you’re being bullied isn’t tattling, it’s about making sure that you’re safe.”
Pink Shirt Day was established in recognition of two Nova Scotia students and their classmates who wore pink shirts to support a grade 9 boy who was being bullied.