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Pink Shirt Day
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Pink Shirt Day

Kristan Mouat —

International Pink Shirt Day was celebrated in May with a mufti-day dedicated to making a stand against bullying. 

Our Diversity Group organised the event and co-founders, Tanya Findlater and Finnlay Allerston were happy with the support shown by students and staff.  The international event was inspired by two Canadian students in 2007 who reacted against homophobic bullying after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.  

The Diversity Group's aim is to help to create schools and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, culture or religious background.   

About $500 was raised and will be given to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and the InsideOUT organisation.   Tanya and Finn said, "We decided that Logan Park should get involved in Pink Shirt Day because it sends a strong message of solidarity and support for victims of bullying in schools."  

The Revolution Tour also visited Logan Park in May, as part of a nationwide tour to promote an anti-bullying  and Stand Up for Others message.