“Pink for a Purpose Day” is the River Valley School version of “PinkShirt Day," which began after a Grade 9 boy in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. In protest, his two friends distributed 50 pink tank tops and organized the first pink shirt day at their school. Since then, thousands of schools and hundreds of thousands of children (and adults!) participate in this yearly friendship and community building campaign.
At River Valley School, students wore their pink proudly as they actively promoted what a wonderful friend should be, how to be courageous and be an outstanding citizen. Classes had passionate discussions about how to reach our community with positive messages throughout the week. The halls were buzzing with Random Acts of Kindness, Positive Post-It Notes were tucked everywhere, and words of appreciation filled the air. By the end, it was obvious to all of us that RVS cares. Well done, everyone!
Thomas, Noelle, and Sarina in a Youthlink Presentation! I dug out my old pink glasses!