The importance of entire communities working together to take a stand against any form of bullying is now recognized all across Canada on the last Wednesday in February, and on the 26th we will celebrate pink day at our school. However, at RHS, we work thoughtfully every day to create a community where everyone feels safe and that they belong.
The pink shirt day movement began in 2007 in a small town in Nova Scotia. After hearing that a new student was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt, two older students used their own money to buy 50 pink t-shirts and they spread the word to others. The next day, their school was a sea of pink as a show of support for the new student.
At Richmond Secondary School, it is our explicit expectation that we treat one another with kindness, care and respect every day. Our Colt Ambassadors, Art club, GSA club, Social Justice class and Culinary program will be working together to make our school a welcoming sea of pink in celebration of the ideals that we live by every day! We encourage all students and staff to celebrate kindness and wear a little pink on February 26.