Pink Shirt Day 2015

CaptureTomorrow is Pink Shirt Day. Newlands College will celebrate it once again and have invited all students to wear pink as part of their uniform. This could mean a pink shirt, or other item of clothing, or even a pink accessory. Stand together to say bulling is not OK.

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to prevent or stop bullying by celebrating people’s difference and promoting positive relationships

An annual event celebrated in many countries around the world, Pink Shirt Day encourages people to talk about bullying and take action against it. On Pink Shirt Day, Friday 22 May 2015, we ask New Zealanders to Speak up. Stand together. Stop bullying.

Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007. A group of students decided to defend a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a show of solidarity, many of his peers turned up to school the next day wearing pink shirts, and Pink Shirt Day was born. By wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves as an ally. The pink shirt is a way of showing those being bullied that there are many people around who care.

Previous years have had huge numbers of student turn out in pink. For more information about the issues that day promotes, please look at this previous blogpost.

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