Thursday, February 11, 2016

Derby Students Learn 'No One Eats Alone'

DERBY- Irving School students participated in a 'No One Eats Alone' event Wednesday.

The event, done in conjunction with Beyond Differences, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending social isolation in schools across the country, was streamed live via YouTube.

You can watch the event by clicking on the link below:

Irving Principal Jennifer Olson said students in third, fourth and fifth grade learned about social isolation, and during lunch they participated in activities to encourage students to sit with others and engage in conversation.

With social isolation and bullying now seen as chronic problems in the schools, Olson said the  initiative will seek to reverse these trends by asking students to engage in a simple act of kindness at lunch – making sure that no one is eating alone. I want to thank Beyond Differences and their partners for their tireless efforts to tackle an issue which has been ignored for too long,” said Olson. 

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