Pink Shirt Day
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 22nd we will celebrate Pink Shirt Day at our school. The school district is committed to supporting safe, welcoming, and inclusive schools. At RHS, we work thoughtfully every day to create a community where everyone feels safe and that they belong. We genuinely believe that everyone is welcome at our school.
Now celebrated across the globe, the pink shirt day movement began in 2007 in a small town in Nova Scotia. After hearing that a new student was harassed and 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 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 22.