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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week

NEWS RELEASE                                 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200

November 15, 2018
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Creating More Us, Less Them
- Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week -

November 19th – 23 is Bullying Awareness and prevention Week in Ontario.

During the week, the Greater Essex District County District School Board will reaffirm its commitment to restorative approaches, which have their roots in teachings of Indigenous peoples from around the world.

Elementary students throughout the GECDSB will be encouraged to reflect upon the role they can each play in being a friend to one another and to themselves. The curriculum based resource kit, "Social Justice Begins With Me" will be supplemented by 3 new literary resources, "Kicking the Elephant's Ankle" and Why are All the Taxi Drivers….?" By Chris D'Souza as well as "Rory's Rainbow" by Melissa Piva.

Ms. Piva will be doing book readings and discussions during the week at schools about the importance of kindness and respect.

In secondary schools the emphasis will be on student leadership and the power students have to improve their own school experiences.

For more information contact GECDSB Equity and Inclusion Officer, Rachel Olivero @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10213.