Bullying Awareness Month Underway in East Rockaway

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East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School is hosting a variety of proactive and educational activities during October in connection with National Bullying Awareness Month.

The school hosted Respect Day on Sept. 29 to kick off the educational events. They will also celebrate Unity Day on Oct. 25 and host Red Ribbon Week during the last week of October. On Oct. 11, students viewed the biopic “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Danes. The movie tells the story of Dr. Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock-handling industry. It highlights her achievements despite her struggles. Students were given an introduction to the film by social worker Maureen Schutta, with student participation encouraged. After the film, students were divided into discussion groups facilitated by teachers to discuss the movie.