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.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields