Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: October 20, 2021
The color orange was seen across the Malverne Union Free School District, as students and staff took part in honoring Unity Day on Oct. 20. This event is part of National Bullying Prevention Month, where schools and communities across the country join together and wear orange to show their support for students who have been bullied and spread the message of tolerance, acceptance and kindness.
At Davison Avenue Intermediate School, students read books about kindness and discussed what it means to be compassionate. They also wrote messages of kindness on a slip of paper and used those messages to create a chain. The school also held an outside assembly where all participants joined together and sang “Heal the World.”
First graders of Maurice W. Downing School also celebrated Unity Day by listening to the story, “Words and Your Heart” by Kate Jane Neal. In addition, students were provided with red paper hearts to protect from any unkindness that can cause it to wrinkle. By protecting their own hearts from getting wrinkled, students learned they must also be mindful of their own actions and not inflict any unkindness on others.
1: Davison Avenue Intermediate School held an outside assembly, where we all participants joined together and sang “Heal the World” in honor of Unity Day.
2: First graders of Maurice W. Downing School honored Unity Day by participating in an activity that symbolized protecting themselves as well as others from unkindness.
Photos courtesy of Malverne Union Free School District