Going pink to stop bullying
Youngsters across central Auckland are wearing pink shirts today to help stop bullying.
Today Rosebank School in Avondale and several other primary schools in the area are getting behind Pink Shirt Day, an international event which aims to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.
Along with wearing pink the students at Rosebank have been writing positive messages on pink balloons and have taken part in a colouring competition.
Pink Shirt Day began in Nova Scotia in 2007 when a group of students defended a classmate who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The other students then wore pink shirts in support of their classmate and in opposition to the bullying.
Schools and workplaces around the country are encouraged to celebrate the initiative throughout the month.
Pink out: Schools all around New Zealand participate in Pink Shirt Day, which has an anti-bullying message.