This year, Bridge Point is working toward becoming a No Place for Hate campus. In the fall we had nearly 70 fourth and fifth graders apply to serve as Student Ambassadors on our No Place for Hate Student Council. We were blown away by the enormous interest of students in helping BPE further our mission of becoming a No Place for Hate campus. As part of the application process, students were tasked with explaining why they would like to serve on the NPFH Student Council and also presenting ideas they have for how to make BPE a more kind, respectful and accepting school. A committee of administrators, counselors and fourth and fifth grade teachers went through all of the applications to select eight fourth grade students and twelve fifth grade students to be a part of our No Place for Hate Student Council. It was a challenging process and we were so proud of the hard work and wonderful ideas all of those students put forward.
To become a No Place for Hate campus, we must plan and execute three school-wide activities to promote kindness, inclusivity and diversity. Our first activity, which took place in October was called "Everybody Fits." During this activity students completed a puzzle piece to represent a way in which they fit at BPE. These puzzle pieces were then assembled into one giant puzzle and displayed outside the gym near the front of the building.
Our second No Place for Hate activity was Bully-Free Dress Up Days. Each day the week prior to winter break students dressed in fun outfits themed around bully prevention.
Our third and final No Place for Hate activity is called Project Kindness..... Watch the video below for more info!