Pink Shirt Day a hit with kids

Monday May 28, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Year 4 students Jami-Lyn Rakanui and Grace Nicholls looking pretty in pink. 18052529 Year 4 students Jami-Lyn Rakanui and Grace Nicholls looking pretty in pink. 18052529

Wearing all shades from blush to coral and fuchsia to salmon, school students around Rarotonga got right into the spirit of Pink Shirt Day last week, dressing up to show their support for the ‘Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying’ campaign.

This is the fourth year Rotaract Rarotonga has supported the Pink Day anti-bullying campaign – this year they have been raising funds for the cause by selling pink wristbands with the message ‘Kindness is one size fits all’.

Rotaract Rarotonga president Harriet Tuara-Strickland said it was very pleasing to see more people showing an interest in the anti-bullying campaign. She also thanked everyone who made the effort to wear pink.

“A special acknowledgement to ANZ Bank, CIPS Image and Copy Centre and CITC for coming on board to support sales of our wristbands,” said Tuara-Strickland.

Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007, after two school students took a stand against homophobic bullying, mobilising their school after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

The Canadian students brought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the following day.

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