Reminder: Blue Shirt Day

“NO MATTER who you are, what you look like, your sexual orientation, your beliefs, we are ALL the same, we are ALL people, NO MATTER! That means no one should ever be bullied in any way — NO MATTER!”

These are the powerful words of Ross Ellis and Stomp Out Bullying, a leading organization in the fight to end bullying and child abuse. October 1st is Blue Shirt Day and the World Day of Bullying Prevention and, on that day, the St. Luke’s community will dress in blue shirts to show support for the organization and all that it stands for.

Blue Shirt Day is meant to remind the community that education and awareness are key. Most people associate bullying with punching, ‘wedgies,’ and name-calling. However, in this day and age, there are many different types of bullying, some of which can occur even in a school like St. Luke’s.  Social, emotional, exclusional, cyber- and physical bullying can be subtle, but it can still hurt. That is where STOMP Out Bullying comes in. The club aims to not only spread awareness of bullying, but to help those who have been bullied. In the words of Mr. Holyfield, “not only am I excited about this club, but I am proud of the kids who have come forth to serve.”

Don’t forget: on October 1st, wear your blue shirts to school- it’s a dress down day!

Alex Levy, Staff Writer

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