Pink Shirt Day
This is No Place for bullying
Why does Mānuka School participate a pink shirt day?
Mānuka School participates in pink shirt day because bullying is a very big problem in many New Zealand schools and schools all around the world. At Manuka we work hard to make sure our children feel safe at school and know that they can talk to us if any bullying issues arise. Celebrating pink shirt day is a great time to have open conversations about our behaviours and ways to deal with the behaviours of others in a positive way.
The history of pink shirt day
The original event was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Canada, who in 2007 bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after male ninth grade student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. Pink Shirt day is now observed in many countries around the world as a "Stand Up Against Bullying Day" in recognition of these events.