School board to mark ‘Day of Pink’

Press Release

The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of its students.
Tomorrow (April 11), staff and students at Rainy River District School Board schools and the Education Centre will be wearing pink to stand up together against bullying in all of its forms.
According to statistics, most students in Canada have been bullied at one time in their lives.
“In some cases, bullying is an ongoing issue that can seriously affect the lives of those being bullied and also the bully,” said Shane Bliss, chair of the Character Education Steering Committee for the RRDSB.
“Bullying is a complex issue and can take many forms,” he noted. “[But] we know that one of the best ways to prevent bullying is peer intervention.
“By encouraging students to stand up against bullying, we believe that it will make people think twice about the impact that their actions have on others and will help to create a more positive climate in our schools,” Bliss added.
“The International Day of Pink provides an opportunity for students to show their unity and to encourage participation in preventing bullying,” he said.
Parents and community members are invited to join local students and thousands of people across the province to celebrate diversity, and to show support against bullying on April 11 for the 2012 International Day of Pink.