On Wednesday, October 23, St. Peter students recognized Unity Day, which was started by the National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 as a signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.  The call to action was to “Make it Orange and Make it End. Unite Against Bullying!”

Our students were encouraged to wear orange over their uniforms, they met in Family Groups and participated in a group project known as Project Connect, which joins students to make a powerful statement about uniting together against bullying.  Each student received two strips of paper, blue and gold.  On one strip they wrote what they do to help make the school a safe place for others.  On the other, they wrote a quality that makes them unique and proud of who they are as individuals.  Each strip was turned into a chain, combined with another, resulting in one long chain to visually represent the power of uniting for a common cause.  The message received was “even though we all are different, we are united together as part of this school and community.”