Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, is a day when people wear a pink shirt to symbolize taking a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada. The event began in 2007, in Nova Scotia, as a response to a male ninth grade student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. Two of his classmates decided to purchase and hand out pink shirts as a way to stand in solidarity with him.
We are encouraging students at Bothwell to join in this important awareness campaign and stand up to bullying by wearing pink to school on Wednesday, February 24.
KINDNESS Tic Tac Toe: Now is a good time to focus on ways to show others that we appreciate them and care about them. This year for Pink Shirt Day, each student is going to play “KINDNESS Tic Tac Toe”. With their classmates, the students will play Tic Tac Toe, covering their spaces by showing kindness to others. Throughout the day they will have the opportunity to practice being kind in a variety of ways and we encourage everyone to wear a pink shirt!