King Street Public School supported the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday.
Students not only wore dedicated wristbands and took part in lessons designed to address this important issue, they also started working on their contribution to the ‘One Million Stars to End Violence’ initiative.
The initiative is a peaceful global weaving project that engages communities in a conversation about ending all forms of violence.
King Street has committed to weaving 200 individual stars which will become a part of an art installation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
King Street’s Cindy Judge says we have pledged to weave 200 stars by July this year to show our support towards ending violence in our school, and our community.
“Each star that we weave will represent our school’s commitment towards a bullying and violence free environment. We would like to get the Singleton community involved to help us make some stars,” she says.
"Too often in our local community and on the news we are confronted by violent behaviour. Unfortunately, at times, people resort to violence thinking that this will solve issues, when in reality it only makes the situation worse. At KSPS we work with our students to give them strategies to resolve issues calmly and safely.”
Teacher, Wendy Tan, says they are using coloured cardboard strips to construct the stars as the process is a bit tricky.
“This will be easier than using ribbon for the students – we only have 196 to go,” she says.
“It’s going to take for ever,” says year six student, Samantha McKenzie.