Day of Pink 2013
On April 10th, 2013 Rousseau School is participating in Day Of Pink along with many other schools in HWDSB and across Canada.
Staff and students will wear pink clothing to celebrate acceptance towards others.
We wear pink on this day because of a boy who thought it was okay to wear pink. He wore pink to school and got bullied by one person who thought boys can’t wear “girl colours”. Two boys who saw this happening, decided to stand up and speak out. They sent out emails and texts to every kid in school using different social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The next day every kid in the school except for the bully wore pink. By doing this they singled out the bully and he was the different one. The kids stood up to the bully in a non-violent way and made a difference.
If you wear pink on April 10th it shows that you accept everyone for who they are and how they act. No matter boy or girl, pink or blue, you treat others equally.
Today, students in our class began many things to promote this special day like:
- a morning announcement about PInk Day
- making posters during Art class (already up in the hallways)
- creating class SMARTboard presentations to present to classes next week
- blog posts to share (and hopefully encourage other Rousseau students on the Commons to comment)
We hope to turn Rousseau pink on April 10th and hope that students will be able to stand up and speak out in their own situations. That is why we think that this is a very important activity to participate. So the class 5/6F is kindly asking if you wear pink on April 10th. So lets turn Rousseau pink!
By: Madeline and Katelynn