On Wednesday, February 28th, thousands of students and staff members around B.C. will be recognizing anti-bullying initiatives by wearing a Pink shirt. The idea for this movement came from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was being bullied simply for wearing a pink shirt. The day after he was teased, hundreds of students wore pink to support him, and the bullies received the message loud and clear.
Many of our staff members and students will be wearing pink tomorrow, and we hope that this day provides everyone with a reminder of what they can do to keep Richardson a safe, welcoming place for everyone. Kindness starts here!