Heroes in Pink

pinkthebullies.jpgTwo students at Central Kings Rural High School in Canada led half the student body in a protest against bullying last week by wearing pink. A 9th grade student turned up at school on the first day wearing a pink shirt and was made fun of by a group of older boys who called him gay and threatened to beat him up. The next day to 12th graders, David Shepherd and Travis Price, set about doing something to send a message to the bullies. They used the phone and the internet to rally students to wear pink to school the next day and succeeded in getting approximately 400 students to turn up in pink. The bullies were said to be quite angry about it.

David said, “Our intention was to stand up for this kid so he doesn’t get picked on… I’ve stood around too long and I wanted to do something.” “People say you’re famous, heroes or celebrities,” added Travis, “We’re not, we’re just two kids who stood up for a cause.” Travis’ comment simply confirms their hero status – they took up a cause and did it with humility and without regard for the possible repercussions. Bravo and bring on Pink Days in schools around the world.

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9 Responses to Heroes in Pink

  1. Rod September 18, 2007 at 9:43 am #

    Matt,

    This story was so cool we featured today on A Hero a Day…

    Great stuff!

    R

  2. aeisenbe September 19, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    This could finally be the way to help those who are bullied cope and not feel alone. I hope this kind of group anti-bullying is the wave of the future.

    • Anchal Bansal December 22, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      Ya! you are absolutely right. I totally agree with you. I also think that group of anti- bullying is the wave of the future.

  3. Mohit Kumar January 29, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    Ya! That’s absolutely right. This is the way to help the bullied cope. That’s great. Go for it to save the future.

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