A couple of Vernon Secondary students spread positivity throughout the school for Pink Shirt Day Wednesday with pink post notes with compliments on every locker.

A couple of Vernon Secondary students spread positivity throughout the school for Pink Shirt Day Wednesday with pink post notes with compliments on every locker.

Students spread love

A couple of Vernon Secondary students plastered their school with positivity Wednesday as part of Pink Shirt Day

A couple of Vernon Secondary students plastered their school with positivity Wednesday as part of Pink Shirt Day.

Every student arrived at the school to find a unique compliment on a pink sticky note at their locker.

“Rather than focusing on stopping the bullies, we focused on making everyone feel loved, and shared positivity,” said Grade 10 student Shaughnessy Barker, who completed the task with her Grade 12 friend Courtney Becker. “We called it #positivepostnotes.”

Principal Malcolm Reid was thoroughly impressed by the act.

“This was so very organic. It didn’t come from the top,” said Reid, as no teacher instruction was given. “That’s the way things should be done.”

Barker’s hope is that the kindness will spread.

“It may inspire others to do the same and anonymously make others feel good as well. Don’t we all need a little extra love every once in a while?”

For the full story, including student reactions, see Friday’s issue of The Morning Star.