Here’s How HWDSB Celebrated Pink Shirt Day 2022
Pink Shirt Day is recognized annually in communities across Canada as schools and workplaces come together by wearing pink shirts to show they are against bullying. The day was started in Nova Scotia in 2007, when two Grade 12 students saw a Grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. They older students bought 50 pink shirts, encouraged peers to wear pink to school, and stood in solidarity with the Grade 9 student.
On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, we encouraged all students and staff to wear a pink shirt in honour of Pink Shirt Day. We also asked folks to share their participation with us on social media and the results were remarkable!
See below for some of the best Pink Shirt Day 2022 moments our HWDSB community.
— Trish Nelson (@VPnelson_hwdsb) February 23, 2022
Together we draw love and erase hate. Thrilled by the amount of classes that agreed to our shared commitment and decorated our kindness tree!
Excited to revisit these discussions in April for Day of Pink as a whole school @GuyBrown_HWDSB
— Tim Hewitson (@ITeachTim) February 23, 2022
— Amanda Lloyd 🇨🇦🙏🏻 (@ALloyd1405) February 23, 2022
Our FDK students illustrate standing tall in Ms. Wills & Ms. Elliott’s class! pic.twitter.com/PJ3kNFa8tD
— Mount Hope School (@MountHope_HWDSB) February 24, 2022
We stand united in pink to stop bullying at Glendale!! Thanks to Community Action for setting up our photo booth 💗💗💗 pic.twitter.com/8qIlbkdYpn
— Glendale Secondary (@Glendale_HWDSB) February 23, 2022
— Mr. Madjercic (He/Him) (@MrMadjercic) February 23, 2022
Pumas “lift each other up!” Spreading kind compliments and choosing positive adjectives for our class mates on our co-created posters. @HWDSB #PinkShirtDay2022 @Panabaker_HWDSB pic.twitter.com/mPcB17oYPW
— T Froats (@Grade1F) February 23, 2022
— Miss. T. Filice (she/her) (@MissTFilice) February 23, 2022
Don’t be a bully.
Don’t be a witness to bullying without identifying it and speaking out against it. If you are being bullied, you don’t deserve it. Find your safe person. They’re here to listen and support.@GPAandSHSM @Glendale_HWDSB @HWDSB pic.twitter.com/15J5NYw5kf
— Ms. Newton-Yeulett (@MsNewton2) February 23, 2022
— Miss Graham (@missgraham123) February 23, 2022
Lots of conversations in our @Bellmoore_HWDSB Learning Commons about how we can stand up against bullying. Let’s lift each other up so we can embrace our unique identities to maintain a positive culture for our Ss. These conversations cannot end today. @HWDSB @oslacouncil pic.twitter.com/QbS7Hictnt
— Jennifer Angle (@Angle_Bellmoore) February 23, 2022
@shannen_hwdsb staff and Ss recognizing and celebrating #PinkShirtDay2022 discussing bullying, kindness, perspective, identities, inclusiveness, and diversity. Your words and actions matter! #LiftEachOtherUp #StandUpSpeakOut @pinkshirtday @HWDSB @HWDSB_Climate pic.twitter.com/qNMaMAotsI
— Mr. O’Hoski (@mrohoski) February 23, 2022
— Tanya Tymkiv (she/her) (@TanyaTymkiv) February 23, 2022
— julesbn5 (@julesbn5) February 23, 2022
In FDK, we read Pink is for Boys. After, students had a blast creating pink shirts using loose parts to show kindness at school💕@POW_HWDSB @HWDSB @ArtsHWDSB #BeKind #bullyingprevention #PinkShirtDay2022 #KindnessMatters @HWDSB_WeHelp #kinder #fdk #play #onted #ontarioschools pic.twitter.com/yfNdB4FBMC
— Miss.EmilyMacKnight (@MEmilymacknight) February 23, 2022
Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day! 👚
We expressed our inspiring messages by creating posters for the hallways
— Fawcett’s Class (@FawcettsClass) February 23, 2022