Students and staff got into the spirit of Pink Shirt Day this week, as Mt. Pearl Senior High joined schools across the province in marking the bullying awareness day in Newfoundland and Labrador. During the morning announcments on Wednesday, February 28, students learned this history of Pink Shirt Day, which started in Atlantic Canada by high school students as an effort to support a classmate who was the subject of taunts because of the colour of his shirt. Students shared inspirations quotes and were encouraged to sign a pledge to commit themselves to kindness and to stand up to bullies. Grade 9s, who this year are new to the school, received a pink shirt in return for a signed pledge and all students competed to see who wore the most pink, with eligible names put for a prize draw at the end of the day. The wall display of pledges serves as a reminder to all of the power that exists in numbers and that together, they can make kindness a priority. Way to go Huskies!
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