#WhoCaresIDo Global Challenge: Students Standing Against Bullying

#WhoCaresIDo Global Challenge: Students Standing Against Bullying

Don't Bully and Be Kind Sign

Throughout the month of May, Ms. Burden's fourth and fifth grade students participated in the creative arts #WhoCaresIDo challenge - a global call for young people to stand up to bullying and stand for inclusion and kindness. Participants in the challenge were encouraged to share creative stories about bullying, in whatever medium they saw fit, to help stop bullying and to make the world a more caring and kind place.

Ms. Burden's students worked on several creative arts projects that they submitted to the #WhoCaresIDoChallenge. They had the option to create language arts, visual arts or performing arts pieces and had the option to work in groups or individually. Students' art pieces ranged from an informative essay about bullying to paper and canvas drawings to flips books and videos.

Worldwide, there were over 200 art project submissions to the #WhoCaresIDo art challenge, and of those 200, nine pieces were chosen as winning submissions. We are happy to announce that two of our Joy School students, Grant Toubassi and Rush Moody, worked on a piece together and it was chosen as an Outstanding Entry! Grant and Rush created a stop motion video depicting the life story of a bullying victim. It features the role of the victim, bully, upstanders and bystanders in the home, classroom and a video game.

We are so thrilled for Grant and Rush and to all of our students who participated in the #WhoCaresIDo challenge! To help celebrate and show how proud we are of them, we will be hosting a small party this week.



Grant and Rush holding up the pens they used in their video.


Students celebrating after the school-wide announcement that Grant and Rush won for Outstanding Entry.

Be sure to check out more photos below of students in action working on their #WhoCaresIDo challenge pieces. Our students are truly amazing!






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