Health and Safety Week returned to Winthrop Avenue School from Oct. 23 to 27 and contained a multitude of lessons from community partners on how students can lead a happy, healthy and positive life.
Bullying prevention, an important theme of the week, was the topic of conversation for Winning Star Leaders during assemblies led by Bellmore social worker Christine Davison. Mrs. Davison discussed the three roles involved in bullying – the bully, the victim and the bystander – and how anyone can step in to make a difference. Box out Bullying was also an entertaining show that celebrated unity and acceptance. Additionally, students were visited by servicemembers from the New York Police Department’s canine unit and from the Bellmore Fire Department, while the Bfit Show by BOCES showed Winning Star Leaders how to lead an active lifestyle.