St. Brigid-St. Augustine in West Hartford, named champions against bullying

Seventh-grade teacher and certified anti-bullying specialist Melissa Seidl, along with students, wears blue to show solidarity with anti-bullying initiatives.

WEST HARTFORD — It’s official, West Hartford’s St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School still holds the title as the only school in Connecticut to be named a “Champion Against Bullying.”

To continue their reign, SBSAS students will kick-off October’s Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center’s “World Day of Bullying Prevention” an initiative of “STOMP Out Bullying.” In a show of solidarity, on Oct. 7, the entire school, led by seventh-grade teacher and certified anti-bullying specialist, Melissa Seidl, wore blue to promote the importance of stopping all forms of bullying.

Students then posted their anti-bullying pictures on social media using the hashtags: #Blueup, #Partnershipwearsblue #Champions, and #Stompoutbullying.

To further reinforce their anti-bullying messages, during the entire month of October, SBSAS students in all grades will study a unique anti-violence curriculum involving Connecticut’s bullying law. The campaign will also highlight the importance of being an “Upstander” and “Inclusion” and conclude on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m., with a #UnityDay prayer service.

Connecticut Media Group