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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 18, 2012 –  The Before and After School Enriched (BASE) Daycare students of Sinclair Laird Elementary School (8380 Wiseman) in Park-Extension will mark Spirit Day by wearing purple t-shirts, headbands and wrist bands to participate in an anti-bullying photography activity on Friday, October 19 between 9  a.m. and 3  p.m.
BASE students at Sinclair Laird Elementary School will collaborate on a photography wall exhibition depicting extreme close-up pictures of students’ hands. Their hands will portray messages of love, teamwork, camaraderie, patience, determination and more, all important components to putting an end to bullying.

“Students will learn that it is not only their voices that can spread messages, but their hands and actions as well,” said Jennifer De Freitas, EMSB BASE Media Advisor, who is facilitating the photography activity with the students. “Students can make a change and put a stop to bullying by spreading positive messages”

Students are responsible for the entire photography exhibition activity—from coming up with their anti-bullying messages to taking the pictures to making frames for their pictures to displaying them on a wall in the school.

Millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying. 


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213