Today our Club, and organizations across Canada celebrated #PinkShirtDay. On this day, we encourage everyone to wear pink to raise awareness around anti-bullying.
While some of our staff wore pink as their affirmative action, our Licensed Childcare team took things a step further and carved out some time to get creative and explore the ways in which bullying can look, and how our kids can do their part to prevent it from happening.
Our children created powerful signs, one of which read "Together we stand against bullying" and another had band-aids on a heart, representing the power of healing one another. They decorated their classroom doors and had open conversations about their experiences. Through their brainstorming activity, they developed numerous concepts including letting a teacher know and calling helplines if you need someone to talk to.
Through these small activities, we hope that they create awareness to our children about why we need to talk about bullying openly in order to prevent it from happening. In our community, we hold different experiences, identities, and stories, and we teach our children to be kind to the people around them. The Club is 100% a no-bullying zone. Through engaging spaces where kids can be themselves, we ensure that our staff is fully trained to teach meaningful lessons about the power of being kind. We want to create happy, life-long memories; and we do this by developing a space that kids want to be a part of, make friends enjoy coming to every single day.
Happy Pink Shirt Day! Take a look below to see how we celebrated today!