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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Anti-bullying Program Worthwhile and Fun!


Kaleidoscope Theatre recently performed B.U.L.L.Y. at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School's Literacy Fair and there was a wonderful review written by JILL MARIE USSACH AND HARVEY B. USSACH of the New Bedford Standard Times!

"The second vivid lesson learned, on a Saturday, mind you, when kids could have been home playing and parents going about weekend chores, is what youngsters can do to stop bullies. By making friends, by understanding other students and not judging a book by its cover, youngsters can make each other feel wanted and included in learning, social and lunch groups, thereby depriving bullies of shy loners to abuse. A practical demonstration drove home the point to students. Each actor chose one pupil from the audience, five in all. They exchanged names and some likes and dislikes, then introduced each other to the crowd. Parents and fellow students learned that a boy really digs science. One girl likes to sing. Another girl likes gym. And another loves to play soccer. In other words, new acquaintances and friends are less likely to pick on each other."

To read the entire review, click here.

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