Pink Shirt Day devoted to ending bullying

Posted at 5:59 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 12:17:47-05

Schools in Palm Beach County are participating in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, a day devoted to ending bullying.

The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County with several nonprofit partners is heading up Wednesday’s local Pink Shirt Day festivities. 

The theme for this year’s local Pink Shirt Day is “Waves of Kindness across Palm Beach County.”

The school district said “Sea of Pink” assemblies will be held at Diamond View Elementary in Greenacres and Berkshire Elementary in West Palm Beach.

Students will also participate in outdoor activities, including Kindness Stations, a Signs of Kindness parade, a dance party and brownie and lemonade parties on the playground.

How did Pink Shirt Day begin?

The annual observance started when a 9th grade boy in Canada was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. 

Some boys who witnessed the incident took a stand against bullying by distributing pink T-shirts to all the male students, who then wore them to school the next day.