Six J. Lloyd Crowe students participating in this year’s Pink Shirt Day pose for a photo. From left

Six J. Lloyd Crowe students participating in this year’s Pink Shirt Day pose for a photo. From left

JL Crowe students join battle against bullying

J. Lloyd Crowe students will rise against their bullies this week, while taking part in the sixth annual Pink Shirt Day.

J. Lloyd Crowe students will rise against their bullies this week, while taking part in the sixth annual Pink Shirt Day.

On Wednesday the entire student body has been invited to dress in pink to help raise awareness.

However, not everyone in Crowe feels affected by bullying whether it be first or second hand.

“Personally I don’t see it, but I don’t think there is a high school without bullying” said Grade 11 student, Jenell Greenwood.

Even so, Pink Shirt Day continues to expand its participants worldwide.

As a fundraiser for anti-bullying 30 students purchased their own “Bullying Stops Here” t-shirts, which, of course, are also pink.

“We are wearing pink to raise awareness [and] to prevent bullying” said Grade 11 student Jennifer Marrandino.

It is an all-day event to promote the termination of bullying, created only six years ago by two senior male students from Nova Scotia.

The boys organized a protest after witnessing a fellow Grade 9 student being harassed for wearing a pink polo shirt to school.

Together, they bought, distributed, and got others to wear pink the next day, ending that Grade 9’s bullying problem.

Because of Pink Shirt Day, bullies get reminded of this story each year.

With 160,000 people committed on Facebook last year, anyone is welcome to wear their pink and participate this Wednesday.