Events will take place throughout the week and at the end there is a mufti day on the Friday to celebrate Pink Shirt Day. We encourage everyone to wear pink to support the Mental Health Foundation so they can use the money we raise to support those who reach out for help. Pink Shirt Day is celebrated annually worldwide. It began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink to school. Students bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear to school the next day. This message was spread online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has slowly turned into an annual event as people remember what happened on that day in 2007 and have decided to stand with victims of bullying rather than against them. Because Aotea College believes in equality and anti-bullying we have since joined this annual movement and hope to continue to support this event in future.Remember to wear mufti and bring a gold coin on Friday, 18th May.