Sticks and Stones

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In conjunction with the September and October Core Value of Integrity, the fifth-grade students at Shore Road School in Bellmore enjoyed a one-woman musical entitled “Sticks and Stones.” The production, performed by local Bellmore resident and musical performer Lyle Cogan, was told through the eyes of six characters and highlighted the role of the bystander in bullying situations. The goal of the program was to help the students develop tolerance, empathy, and compassion, as well as to provide an inspiration for social responsibility.

To prepare for the performance, the fifth graders worked with their teachers and classmates to discuss different types of bullying. Teachers also followed up the play with a discussion involving the students’ thoughts and opinions.