Nottingham DECA Students Create "Bully Proof" Campaign
By Nieves J. Alvarez, communications intern
The Open Hand Theater collaborated with The Bully Proof campaign to present “The Chocolate Wars” at Ed Smith School. Students from grades 2-5 sat in on this entertaining and informative play. The show explored the issue of bullying and conflict resolution through fantasy production. The anti-bullying play had characters played by puppets to effectively target the young students at Ed Smith.
According to DoSomething.org 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Nottingham High School DECA students, Claire Breed and Deasia Hawkins organized the "Buly Proof" campaign and created campaign’s logo. Fun and entertaining the ladies are knowledgeable of the messaging needed to prevent bullying from a young age.
According to their Facebook page, they aim to create people who are “bully proof.” They hope the campaign goes national and plan to reach more students in the Syracuse City School District.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. The girls will present their campaign during the DECA state competition in Rochester next week. SCSD wishes them the best of luck!
Check out The Bully Proof campaign Facebook page here and watch the girls interview with TWCN here.