Green Ribbon Campaign competition
The Green Ribbon Campaign has been ongoing since January 2001. It is a school based program to teach students in both primary and senior schools how to resolve their conflicts peacefully. Apart from the schools themselves organizing assemblies and activities to support the concept of peaceful conflict resolution, volunteers from the Crisis Centre go into schools to speak to the students. Some schools have developed peace gardens where students can go to cool down when feeling angry or upset.
This year, the Centre is focusing on bullying, which continues to be a universal problem but one which we need to contain. We have developed posters and brochures for students, parents and teachers to help them understand the devastating effects of bullying. It is known that bullying in childhood can lead to bullying in adulthood.
To get our young people involved in Anti-bullying campaigns, The Centre is holding a competition for students in primary and high schools. Entries can be posters, essays, rap, poems, essays. We are looking for originality, creativity and most of all, an understanding of what bullying is.
More information can be obtained from The Crisis Centre on 328-0922 or 322-4999.