Students in Shane O’Malley's Grade 8 wood working class at Princeton Secondary School take a break to show off their pink shirts for Anti-bullying Day.

Students in Shane O’Malley's Grade 8 wood working class at Princeton Secondary School take a break to show off their pink shirts for Anti-bullying Day.

Pink Shirt Day sweeps through Princeton

Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day swept through Princeton as students, council members and many others dressed in pink.



Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day swept through Princeton on Feb. 29 as students, teachers, council members and many others dressed in pink.

Schools held special discussions on bullying, how to handle it and ways to prevent it.

Dressed in pink, Princeton RCMP Const. John Leach and Spotlight staff handed out neon bracelets to high school and elementary school students in a show of support against bullying.

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when two Nova Scotia students bought 50 pink shirts to support a student who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

The two Grade 12 students went to a discount store to buy the shirts to hand out to classmates, who wore the shirts to school the next day in support.