Friday 20 October, 2017

STOOD UP: Anti bullying fair to be held at Camana Bay

Family Resource Centre staff. Racquel Duhaney, Charmaine Miller, Jessica Smith, Brenda Dawkins, Miles Ruby and Erin Hislop.

Family Resource Centre staff. Racquel Duhaney, Charmaine Miller, Jessica Smith, Brenda Dawkins, Miles Ruby and Erin Hislop.

An upcoming fair organized by the Department of Counselling Services' Family Resource Centre is expected to bring awareness to bullying.

The fair seeks to engage children in their efforts by creating an opportunity to win prizes, while representing anti-bullying messages.

The STOOD UP fair is to be held on October 21, 2017, encourages children to represent a variety messages promoting an anti-bullying stance using various mediums.

Organizers of the competition require participants to make posters, display boards, sculptures or 3D displays, paintings/drawings, three minute PowerPoint presentations, poems, or photography.

Themes available to the 10-12-year-old entrants are: Be A Buddy, Not A Bully; Bullyproof Your School or The Bully Impact.

 While those between 13-16 years old may choose from one: Don’t be Mean Behind the Screen, Bullyproof Your School or Don’t Bully Be CaymanKind.

The competition and fair are organized along with Dart, Hurley’s Media, Rotary Sunrise and local author Paul Schreiner.

Each contestant must submit a proposal for their project by Friday, October 16, 2017.

Participants will then create their project and showcase their work at the STOOD UP Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Students are invited to take the opportunity to stand against bullying at the fair which will be held at the ARC, Camana Bay 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Each age category will have the chance to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Organizers are hopeful that the initiative along with promoting their message with attract students eager to showcase their creativity as well as educate others about different forms of bullying and suitable ways to handle its occurrence.

“We are very excited to host the STOOD UP Fair this year, as we believe it will inspire students by giving them an opportunity to showcase their creativity, originality and critical thinking skills to develop a project that addresses this social issue,” said the Acting Programme Coordinator of the Family Resource Centre Charmaine Miller.

For registration and further details contact the Family Resource Centre.