Pink shirts were the uniform of the day on May 22nd as Thames High School took a stand against bullying.
We were taking part in the annual ‘Pink Shirt Day’ – a day when students are encouraged to ‘Speak Up, Stand Together and Stop Bullying’.
Students donated a total of $375.00 to the anti-bullying campaign.
The money goes to the Mental Health Foundation, for use in school and work-based programmes promoting self-awareness, acceptance and non-discrimination.
The campaign was started in Nova Scotia, Canada, where students decided to stick up for a classmate who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt; the next day, they too wore pink shirts in a show of solidarity.
That was 8 years ago, and now Pink Shirt Day takes place all over the world on May 22.