By Heather Rivers
Students at Springbank Public School broke into dance Tuesday morning to raise awareness about bullying.
Choreographed by Keyan Mitchell, who spent three days going classroom to classroom teaching the dance, the flash mob was part of several activities throughout Bullying Awareness Week that included taking the pledge to end bullying on Monday.
The dance, set to Celebrate by Kool and The Gang, began as a group of neighborhood children who practiced the dance on the parent Kelly Aitchison’s front lawn before surprising the school by performing it at the Halloween Assembly.
The dance, performed Tuesday by all the Springbank students, symbolizes the school is “united in the fight to end bullying.”
“It is something that is spinning out of control with Facebook and texting and social media,” said Aitchison, a member of the school’s parent advisory council. “This is where we can start to make a change — before they get to high school — so many people are killing themselves over bullying.”