Dressed in orange Wednesday to promote “Unity Day” as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, the students and faculty at Greater Johnstown School District were excited to share their message of kindness.
“We just wanted to do something positive in our district,” elementary Assistant Principal Kimberly Moore said.
The new approach to the age-old issue aims to prevent bullying by teaching students to be more compassionate and empathetic versus solely disciplining bad behavior.
Throughout October, students have been taught about spreading kindness, signed pledges and participated in activities to promote empathy.
Wednesday was the culmination of those activities.