All of Radnor Middle School is taking a stand against bullying, joining schools nationwide in the Million T-Shirt March Thursday.
The march, coordinated by the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OLWEUS) is part of an effort to raise money for national anti-bullying programs, as well as an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people wearing the same T-shirt on the same day.
Radnor staff and students will receive and wear the march's T-shirts, as well as participate in numerous activities related to raising awareness to to the effects of bullying.
The entire school day is devoted to the march's anti-bullying message. All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students will attend anti-bullying assemblies, engage in writing assignments, discuss how students can reduce bullying, and decorate hallways in anti-bullying themes.
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:35 p.m., students will march around the school and its surroundings in Wayne.
According to the march's website, 160,000 children beg their parents on a daily basis not to send them to school because of bullying, translating into more than 28 million "lost" instructional days per year.
Proceeds raised by Radnor Middle School can be used for its anti-bullying efforts.