Indiana School holds ‘Stomp Out Bullying Day’
November 29, 2012 3:38PM
Diamond Blevins, a sixth-grade student at Indiana Elementary School, joins the entire student body and faculty in a moment of reflection just before the group broke 420 balloons to symbolize their resolve to “stomp out bullying.” | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 3, 2013 6:01AM
Indiana Elementary School in Park Forest recently held a Stomp Out Bullying Day to encourage students to be accountable for their actions, school officials said.
“Our hallways are decorated with footprints, signed by each member of the student body, our faculty and staff to signify their personal commitment to follow the guidelines of the Anti-Bullying Pledge of Pride,” Principal Robert Tomic said.
The program culminated with a rally in which 420 students recited a pledge and then broke balloons with their feet to signify “stomping out” bullying.
“Indiana School students have learned about the consequences of aggressive behavior and the importance of empowering those who are targets or kids in the middle,” Tomic said. “Our goal is to continue to raise awareness and maintain a positive school climate.
“By educating our students about the many forms of bullying they will be empowered and will choose to take actions to create a safe social and emotional climate here in school, on the playground, fields and basketball courts and at home.”