This year’s National Bullying Awareness Week was November 21-25. All Next Step locations planned a variety of activities to boost awareness and ways to prevent incidents from occurring. This year’s campaign saw a range of events at all our schools.
Staff and students at Fort Saskatchewan kicked the week off by watching a video about random acts of kindness and how they can be something small and simple but mean so much to someone. The week also focused on Kindness for all. Students and staff would write the name of someone on pink baseballs when they caught them being kind or doing an act of kindness. Then at the end of the week all the baseballs were put in a draw. Our winner was Kaitlyn and she will receive a lunch of her choice.
Sherwood Park welcomed the John Howard Society on Wednesday for a presentation on Cybercrimes, including Cyber Bullying.
Students and staff were treated to a delicious hot lunch on Friday, which was served ‘family style’. Everyone ate their lunch together and were encouraged to introduce themselves to those around them and talk to someone they haven’t before. Thanks to the students who helped cook and to all those who participated.
During the week, students were encouraged to spread kindness and take notice when others acted kind. ‘Tickets’ were passed around the school collecting the names of those who were spreading kindness. All names on the ‘ticket’ will be entered into a draw for a movie certificate!