Spreading kindness at Riverside PS

At Riverside Public School, they believe kindness is one size fits all.

The school’s Difference Maker Club worked on a two-week campaign to educate students on why it is important to stand up to bullying through announcements and posters. They ended their anti-bullying awareness campaign with a school-wide assembly where students shared the story of Travis Price and David Shepard – two students from Nova Scotia who stood up for a classmate being bullied because he was wearing pink. Riverside PS students were invited to show their support by wearing pink and writing their name on a pink hand to display during the assembly.

Another great way¬†Riverside PS showed kindness was joining forces with the House of Friendship to support the 2016 Potato Blitz Campaign! Each year, the House of Friendship uses over 300,000 potatoes in their food hampers and are shared with families in need. The Riverside PS community so was excited to be a part of this opportunity to help make a difference that they collected 1100 pounds of potatoes, that’s 110 bags! The understanding that every little bit helps has been a constant theme running through the school, and the understanding that the House of Friendship can feed many more hungry tummies because of the generosity¬†of Riverside PS is truly amazing!

Thank you for being great community leaders, Riverside Raccoons!

 

The Difference Maker Club posing with their Stand Up To Bullying poster.

The Difference Maker Club posing with their Stand Up To Bullying poster.

 

Look at all those potatoes!

Look at all those potatoes!