Pink Shirt Day 2022

RVS Stands Against Bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Posted on 02/11/2022
RVS News Category Media Release

Staff and students across Rocky View Schools (RVS) will be encouraged to proudly wear pink and demonstrate a commitment that bullying is not acceptable in schools and in our communities as part of the annual national Pink Shirt Day campaign this February.

“RVS is committed to creating welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive learning environments for all children,” said Superintendent of Schools, Greg Luterbach. “Bullying can have a detrimental effect on the emotional and mental well-being of students, which can directly impact their ability to learn, belong and succeed. By participating in anti-bullying initiatives like Pink Shirt Day, we reinforce a positive school culture of kindness where everyone can feel safe and welcome.”

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school and has since been recognized annually as a day to stand against bullying. It will officially take place Feb. 23, which is a vacation day for RVS schools. Instead, many schools will observe Pink Shirt Day during the week of Feb. 14-18. In addition to encouraging students and staff to wear pink, schools are planning a variety of events and activities to promote kindness including art projects, random acts of kindness and participation in virtual events and seminars.

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