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Jasmine Richards Video Unveiling at The Ridge


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March 2, 2012   

Disney star/Iroquois Ridge High School alumni Jasmine Richards will unveil bullying prevention music video  

Video shoot took place at Oakville school and will be unveiled March 9, 2012

A pop music video recently staged at Iroquois Ridge High School in Oakville will officially premier at the Glenashton Drive building next week.

Iroquois Ridge High School students recently participated in a bullying prevention video music shoot at their school with actress/singer and alumni Jasmine Richards. Her credits include roles in Disney's Camp Rock and Naturally Sadie. The video will be unveiled at a school assembly at the Oakville high school starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012. Richards will be in attendance, as will other important guests.

The approximately 120 students who participated in the video are members of a diverse range of school clubs including GSA, Culture Shock, the Wellness Team, members of the Safe Schools Action Team and Dance Club. Students auditioned before fellow students to take part in the video.

The script has been a collaborative effort between about a dozen students and Richards.

"The message to students is ‘you have the power – and we have the power – to stop bullying,’” says Principal Deb Robinson. “Iroquois Ridge High School is proud to join forces with Jasmine Richards to send an inspirational message through a powerful bullying prevention music/video production.”
For additional information, contact:
       Deb Robinson, Principal
       Iroquois Ridge High School

*** Bullying Prevention Ideas for the Classroom ***

Attention TEACHERS!

If you're looking to introduce bullying as a topic of class discussion, check out the Stop Bullying Comic Challenge! These bullying prevention activities will give your students a new and creative way to think about an issue that affects all of them but that they're not always excited to talk about.

The activities cover a wide range of bullying scenarios, and it's up to students to show how they would resolve them.

At the end of March, an anthology featuring 20 favourite student comics will be created - a downloadable bullying prevention comic book, for students and by students!

To enter your class in the Comic Challenge:

- assign one of our bullying prevention activities

- add finished comics to your class gallery

- share your gallery with parents and other classrooms by making it publicly viewable

Stand Up And Rise Above - AntiBullying Campaign