Rayburn Elementary hosts powerful anti-bullying rally

Rayburn Anti-Bullying


In light of National Bullying Prevention Month, Rayburn Elementary hosted an anti-bullying rally on Oct.31.

Students received a powerful anti-bullying message from SA Bully Free Campaign Founder Epi Quiroga, who started the campaign in honor of his late brother, Robert “Pikin” Quiroga, San Antonio’s first world champion boxer.

Quiroga shared that a bully, who acted out of hate and jealousy, tragically ended his brother’s life when he was just 34 years old. His mission today is to share his brother’s story and inspire young students to be the change.

“We want to change behaviors, and the opposite of hate is love,” Quiroga said. “We have to share this with our kids – love, compassion and kindness is the key to our community’s success.”

The kids recited an anti-bullying pledge and received an anti-bullying dog tag to encourage them to always “be nice” and help put an end to bullying.

“The presentation was powerful, and the kids related to the emotions behind it,” Rayburn Elementary Principal Faith Molina said. “The most powerful emotion is love, so if we can convince our children to convey that regularly, then we can come together as a community and change the world.”

The campus also received anti-bullying signs and a bully-free flag to continue to educate children and help prevent bullying.

Way to go, Rayburn Elementary!

 

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