On Friday 21 May Northcross students supported the Nation wide PINK SHIRT DAY that encourages all people to stand up against bullying behaviour. Wearing pink was very popular as students showed that we are standing together to stop bullying.
The PINK MUFTI DAY also raised almost $2000 for the Pink Shirt cause that will go towards helping those affected by bullying. Classes also made the effort of coming up with creative photo shoots in the hope of winning a pizza lunch for the whole class.
Why does Pink Shirt Day matter?
New Zealand has the third-highest rate of school bullying out of 36 OECD countries. Many studies show that students who are bullied are more likely to experience mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety.