Almanac

Schools - March 2, 2011

Standing up against bullying

Two Nova Scotia boys got their whole school wearing pink to defend a freshman boy bullied for wearing a pink shirt in 2007 and sparked a movement across North America. Encinal Elementary School in Atherton has decided not to let it die out.

On Feb. 16, Encinal students donned rose as part of the school's first "pink day" to support the prevention of bullying.

Encinal's second- to fifth-grade students were inspired to organize a "pink day" when guest speaker Spencer West, an expert on bullying, told them the story of the Nova Scotia boys. Now the students hope to spread the message throughout the school.

Encinal is part of the Menlo Park City School District and is located on 195 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.

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