TRSS students show their Pink Shirt support

Photo: kids swarm across the street in front of Town Hall. Left: a group of girls sign the “Put Up Wall.”

Trent Ernst, Editor


The weather was nippy, but well over a hundred Tumbler Ridge Senior Secondary Students braved the cold wind to participate in an anti-bullying walk through downtown Tumbler Ridge.

The walk, slightly shorter than planned due to the cold weather, was one of dozens of activities held at the school as part of the day’s events.

The morning started nearly an hour early, with local dignitaries invited to the school for morning coffee and muffins, prepared by the cooking class.

After about an hour, where folks like Mayor Wren hobnobbed with grade ten students, an assembly was held to discuss the importance of raising awareness around the issue of bullying.

Student Allison Frenette read a poem she had written, and a video by beat poet Shane Koyczan was shown.

After the assembly, the kids bundled up for the walk. After returning to school, the kids broke into groups for a day of fun activities, from skating to playing Wii to Zumba in the gym to cooking.