Via Sun West School Division
The Province of Saskatchewan has declared Wednesday, February 15, Pink Shirt Day in Saskatchewan. Pink Shirt Day is a nationally recognized day where everyone is encouraged to wear pink to show their opposition to bullying and support for being kind and inclusive.
Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 by students in a school in Berwick, Nova Scotia. A Grade 9 student at that school was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. To show their support for the bullied student, two Grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price purchased 50 pink shirts at a local store and distributed them throughout the school the next day. This was a strong statement against bullying and for being kind to everyone and inclusive. The idea continued at Berwick and spread to other schools and is now an international movement where thousands of students around the world wear pink on Pink Shirt Day. The amazing growth of Pink Shirt Day demonstrates the tremendous potential for young people to make a difference.
National Pink Shirt Day is February 24 but as that falls within the February break for most Saskatchewan schools, February 15 has been declared Pink Shirt Day in Saskatchewan.
Sun West School Division supports Pink Shirt Day and encourages students and staff to wear pink during the week of February 15. If you wear pink please take a picture and share it on social media and forward it to Mike Fedyk at email@example.com and it will be shared on Sun West social media.