Wednesday, February 24 is Pink Shirt Day all over British Columbia in recognition of anti-bullying day. This movement started in Canada and has been adopted by countries all over the world on various days, and in 2012 the U.N. also officially recognized anti-bullying day. The idea grew from a day in 2007 at a high school in Nova Scotia when two older students learned that a new student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day of school. The two older boys bought 50 pink t-shirts from a thrift store and spread the word. The next day, hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to show support for the new student. At Richmond Secondary, we believe that every day is "anti-bullying day" and we treat each other with kindness, care and respect, always.
The City of Richmond held a poster design contest and both of the winning submissions for the "ERASE BULLYING 2016" campaign were created by RSS students - congratulations to Sherry Liu and Catelyne Ma. These posters are currently displayed in all schools and public buildings all over Richmond!
To celebrate diversity and kindness and make a symbolic stand against bullying, we encourage all students and staff to wear pink on February 24. Thank you!