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Local students participate in anti-bullying training
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Jackson Elementary student TJ Williams participates in a bullying awareness activity that asked a student to carry around a book bag filled with bricks. The bricks represented the weight a bullied student feels they have to carry on their shoulders by being excluded and called hurtful names.
Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors." Kershaw County School District Project Director Kevin Rhodes explained the program was designed to empower kids with communication skills, interpersonal skills and positive attitudes and behaviors to combat bullying, negativity and violence they might encounter in school.