Intermediate Grade 7,8 bullying Prevention Assembly (Ottawa) at Maple Ridge Elementary School gets thumbs up from principal Madame Celine Leduc. “The assembly was not about the songs or the performance, it was about the message. I really liked it.”
We certainly felt a high level of respect from the students at Maple Ridge. They answered questions, participated in role-plays and responded with enthusiasm to the music.
Maple Ridge Mural
They really proved they know what it means to ‘Stand Up Against Bullying’. Being a bystander accomplishes nothing. You need to do something when you see bullying behaviour.
Artists get bullied more than the rest of the population.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Do you believe the above statement? Some people do. Artists think outside the box. They are unique. They have a creative side that much of society doesn’t understand. Go to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa like we did today and we think you will agree that we must encourage creativity. It is people with creativity who create everything from new inventions to games to entertaining movies &
National Gallery Looking Up
books. Creative people are inspired by that which is artistic. We would be lost in this world without those people who are able to create.
So we must stand up against bullying of creative and artistic people. How to stand up against bullying?
1. Don’t just look the other way, do something.
2. Speak up for the person.
3. Talk to them later with encouraging words.
4. Let people know you don’t agree with bullying.
5. Be a role model who will inspire others.
6. Live your life as a positive example for people to see.
Stand Up Now Productions (Bruce Langford) visited St. Anne Catholic School
St. Anne Catholic School, Kanata
in Kanata (Ottawa) today to teach children how to stand up against bullying.
Principal, Mrs. Jane Hill of St. Anne School spoke highly of the Stand Up Against Bullying assemblies and will recommend Stand Up Now to other schools.
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We presented our Stand Up Now bullying prevention programs recently at H.G. Bernard Public School in Richmond Hill (York Region District School Board).
They have been dealing with bullying and relationships at their school by encouraging restorative practices. The method of restorative practices is characterized by doing things with children, rather than to them or for them. It encourages participation by students in the learning and decision-making process. Restorative practices generally put emphasis on helping to deal with people and relationships in positive ways.
Principal Zera Hameed made the following comment after the ‘Stand Up Against Bullying’ assemblies:
“The (Stand Up Against Bullying) program was very interactive and really fit well with the restorative practices we’re doing here. The teachers loved it, the students loved it, and I’m sure we’ll see the results at school.” Zera Hameed, Principal, H.G. Bernard Public School, Richmond Hill, Ontario. (Contact Bruce Langford at 1-800-901-8831 or through the Stand Up Now Productions website at www.standupnow.ca)
Bruce Langford’s Stand Up Now assemblies came to Coppard Glen Public School in the Toronto Region (Markham) today. The anti-bullying assemblies were:
‘Stand Up Against Bullying’ for primary children grades 1-3;
‘Stand Up For Respect’ for junior students grades 4-6;
‘Cyber-bullying – Got 2 Go’ for intermediate students grades 7-8.
The students were buzzing about the awesome assemblies by The Stand Up Against Bullying Guy. Afterwards, principal Mary Salvarinas made the following comments:
“That was fantastic! I was very impressed. You (Bruce Langford) totally engaged the students! I loved your format with the grade 7 and 8 students! I would encourage any school to host Stand Up Now Productions bullying prevention programs. Mary Salvarinas, Principal Coppard Glen Public School, Markham (York Region District School Board)
Book Stand Up Now Assemblies for your school at www.atfm.ca