Anti-Bullying Awareness at Rosemont Community School
Mr. F. Kohuch, Kindergarten teacher at Rosemont, spearheaded a collective anti-bullying project for roadrunner staff and students in support of the teaching and learning being done in support of anti-bullying. During this event staff and students could be seen taking photos of themselves holding their hand out in front of their face displaying a “stop motion”. This photograph shows student hands painted in pink with the rest in black in white. The purpose of this edit is to capture the audience / students’ eye and read the caption below. “I’m an advocate for anti- bullying”, “stop bullying”, “Don’t stand by, “stand up” and many other slogans that spread awareness for anti – bullying. The goal of this event was to provide students with an increased sense of comfort and security. Often, we, adults, are unable to catch things “behind close doors” while tackling this ongoing social situation. Rosemont Community School staff prides themselves in creating an inclusive holistic environment to provide every student with a sense of self-worth and identity. Staff members eagerly rallied around Mr. Kohuch’s brilliant visual project which is now proudly displayed in our school; spreading awareness and advocating for all students. Our hearts shone as our roadrunner future leaders were engaged in this movement and took the onus on themselves to stand up and embrace their voice. “Anti-bullying projects like this give us educators an opportunity to continue to spread awareness of this ongoing social situation. Creating a positive climate within our schools which allows for students to embrace who they are as individuals. Providing them with a sense of self-worth, identity, and voice. Education is a platform for inclusive learning; a vehicle to scaffold children’s critical thinking and development as a whole, to gain and grasp new concepts and understandings of themselves and the world that they reside in. Education is a guide in which teacher and student relations are met with an open platform so the child can learn in a positive inclusive environment. Anti bullying is an issue that continuously needs to be talked and shared about. If we as teachers and mentors take part then our students will be more likely to engage and view this as serious note and not be ashamed to step up and take action” – Fredrick Kohuch”.