To support Pink Shirt Day, Paraparaumu College will have a gold coin donation Mufti Day on Friday 26th May. The entire college is encouraged to wear the pink to raise awareness of the effects of bullying.
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new year 10 student was harrassed and threatened for wearing pink.
David and Travis bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying.
Click the link for more information about Pink shirt day. https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/about/