Clarion Elementary School Participates In Unity Day (10/24/19)

Clarion Area Volleyball Coach and Elementary School Counselor Shari Campbell shared this photo with Clarion Sports Zone. It is of the Elementary School students gathered en-masse, on the playground yesterday (Wednesday, October 23rd), wearing orange.

Usually when the students dress in orange, it is assumed that it is a show of support for one of the Bobcat sports teams. But on this day the orange apparel stood for something much different. You notice they spell out “Be Kind.” Orange is the color the National Bullying Prevention Center uses to symbolize unity against bullying and Wednesday was their National Unity Day.

The National Bullying Prevention Center’s website says, “Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.”

Thank you to Clarion Elementary Principle Roger Walters, Coach Campbell and all the others at Clarion Area involved in the fight to combat bullying!!!!