Danielle Gosson, student council president at Digby Regional High School, hopes some day the whole community will participate in Pink Day.
Students at schools all around the county took part on Thursday, Sept. 13 by wearing pink to show support for tolerance and acceptance.
Pink Day started at Central Kings Rural High School near Berwick in September 2007 when a grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. Two grade 12 students organized “a sea of pink” for the next day.
Since then the tradition of wearing pink as a campaign against bullying, homophobia and discrimintation has spread round the world although it is celebrated on several different days at different schools.
Gosson was proud to see more than half of DRHS students in pink.
“The support we continue to gain each and every year is incredible. Pink Day has become an event students recognize and look forward to each year. To me, the amount of support we get shows how far society is coming to put an end to bullying. My hope is that eventually "Pink Day" will be celebrated not only in schools but also in the community— we all need to show our support in order to put an end to bullying everywhere.”