Pambula Public School is one of the many schools in the Bega Valley that has taken a strong stance against bullying.
Teachers, children and even parents are all banding together to demonstrated their commitment to working to end bullying..
The school celebrated national day of action against bullying and violence a week early on Friday, March 10.
This allowed the school’s Parents and Citizens committee to get together on the official day of action, Friday March 17, to get started on the school’s ongoing no violence campaign.
On Friday, March 10, the primary kids recognised the National Day of Action against Bullying by wearing odd socks. By doing this the kids made a statement saying it's okay to be different.
Bullying isn’t just a personal act, with one in five students being bullied through the internet, according to national research.
The catch-cry for this year’s national day of action is “bullying, no way!”
Every student at Pambula Public School signed a poster saying Bullying, No Way as their way of committing to standing up against any form of bullying, be it physical, mental or even online.
The Student Representative Council also announced the school’s participation in the One Million Stars To End Violence project.
On Friday, March 17, members of the school P&C committee gathered at the school to learn how to create the rainbow stars, which once complete will be sent to Brisbane as an installation at the Commonwealth Games.
P&C president Anna Quinlan said the parents will then go to each of the classes and teach them to make the stars.
Ms Quinlan said this is the perfect way for every single child at the school to get involved and to show that bullying is not acceptable.
“I just love the idea of every child demonstrating their commitment to non-violence,” Ms Quinlan said.