Pugwash school dedicates day to anti-bullying efforts

Andrew Wagstaff awagstaff@citizenrecord.ca
Published on May 18, 2011
Students and staff at Pugwash District High School gather for an assembly to kick off a day of anti-bullying efforts at the school on May 18. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen

PUGWASH - Recent bullying-related student deaths in Nova Scotia hit too close to home for this small school, and students and staff hosted a day of care and concern on Wednesday, May 18.

The entire day at Pugwash District High School was dedicated to standing up against bullying and fighting for acceptance for all, including a large assembly in which anti-bullying videos were shown, workshops on issues like sexuality, addictions, autism and cyber-bullying, and guest speakers such as Pam Murchison, who lost her daughter to a bullying-related suicide in Onslow in January of this year.

Most students sported pink t-shirts designed by Grade 7 student Ariel Betts.

(For the full story, see the May 28 issue of The Citizen)