Does the first day of school make you nervous? Are you worried you will get lost in a new school and won’t know who to ask for help, who to sit with at lunch, and how to find your bus? A lot of Hornets have felt the same way, have faced the same concerns and want to make it easier for new students. What is their solution? -- The Pink Hornet Safe Squad!
If you see this shirt, you have found a student dedicated to making you feel more comfortable at school.
In September, 12 students were trained by the Red Cross as certified “Beyond the Hurt” Youth Facilitators. This is a Respect Ed program that focuses on understanding, preventing and intervening in bullying situations. These 12 students trained 18 more and from this training the idea of the Pink Hornet Safe Squad was born.
The squad, in turn invited Trevor Bodogh to speak to our grade 9 and 10s on his journey through high school and how he used passion, preparation, practice and perseverance to overcome the many struggles he faced.
Our Pink Hornet Safe Squad would not be possible without the tremendous support from Speak Up and the Education Foundation of Niagara who supported our projects with grants of $1000.