Project Connect joins students, schools, and communities to make a powerful statement about uniting against bullying.
The process is simple. Students write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper.
- Create the strips (links) using sheets of 8 ½ x 11 ORANGE construction paper
- Cut into strips of 1 ½” to 2” wide and 11” long.
The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.
Two options, or create your own!
- Ask students to write what they do to help make their school a safer place for their peers.
The message is this — while one person can speak out against bullying, our message is much stronger when we come together to make a difference.
- Ask students to write a quality that makes them unique and proud of who they are as individuals.
The message is this — even though we are all different, we are all a part of this community.
Once individual classrooms have connected their chains, they can link them to another classroom’s, until all classrooms have joined together to create one colossal chain representing the school.
The links can then be displayed in the classroom or in the school hallway. A creative way to display is to spell out the word “UNITE” or your school name.
Special thanks to Citrus Grove Elementary in Palm City, Florida, for sharing the inspiration behind Project Connect