Acts of kindness

Pink Shirt Day took on a focus of kindness this year at schools across the North Coast region.

Students at Pineridge Elementary School on Pink Shirt Day.

Pink Shirt Day took on a focus of kindness this year at schools across the region.

On Wednesday, Feb. 24 students were encouraged to wear pink to encourage anti-bullying. Schools also held assemblies to address prevention and intervention strategies.

At Pineridge Elementary School, students wrote and acted out a play and then watched a movie about helpful and hurtful bystanders when bullying is taking place. “A hurtful bystander is someone who sits by and doesn’t do anything to step in and intervene,” said the principal Christine Franes. “By just stepping in and saying stop, or going to get an adult, kids can stop bullying within eight to 10 seconds.”

A slightly different angle was taken up by École Roosevelt Park Community School staff and students where they held a week-long campaign on random acts of kindness. “Students and teachers had to nominate someone who had done something kind just for the sake of it,” said the principal Andree Michaud adding that certificates were given to nominated students.

There is also a bulletin board at the entrance of the school where little pink paper T-shirt cutouts have messages of kindness written on them. “We thought of doing it instead of wearing the T-shirt and that doing the campaign up to the day would be more significant,” Michaud said.

A competition was held by the student council at Charles Hays Secondary School for who could wear the most pink. It was an all day event with an assembly on anti-bullying and the message “Kindness is one size fits all” written on some of the pink T-shirts people were wearing.

Principal Sandra Pond said the student council also wrote out positive messages and stuck them on every locker in the school.

Just Posted

Last house standing from Third Ave. fire demolished

Leftover debris has also been cleared from the site

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands in Prince Rupert

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

MVP of the Week: Retirement? Not in George Kuntz’s vocabulary

Kuntz’s newest role saw him make sure golfers hit the greens all season long

Long-awaited work begins on the “Dairy Queen building”

Prince Rupert’s derelict building getting stripped to its bones

Resident uses car to halt CN construction, side track will block access to home

Port Edward resident Dave Norman says he is blocked 12 hours a day

WATCH: From Prince Rupert and Port Edward politicians to business owners, why #newspapersmatter to them

Local athletes, teachers and politicians help The Northern View wrap-up #NationalNewspaperWeek

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

WEB POLL: Do you think Election Day should be a federal holiday?

More than half of Canadians want Election Day to be a federal holiday; what does Prince Rupert think

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read