The school was decorated with green streamers, a banner, and many more.
On Monday, all Cider Mill students watched a 2-minute video created for elementary school students on what mental health is and the stigma.
On Tuesday & Wednesday, Cider Mill students created their own “shoes” on walkinourshoes.org. *See photos to the left. They printed these out and hung them up on the door outside their classroom. This sent the message that we all have different shoes that walk on different paths, and on these paths, we face different obstacles. It is important that we support each other on these paths and respect each other's struggles. This ties back to the fact that some students struggle with mental challenges we can't see and we must be accepting.
On Thursday, Cider Mill Students dressed up in green to compete for no homework!
They signed the same stigma-free pledge as the kids in Miller-Driscoll with the 3 R’s at lunch on Friday (*see photo to the left) and it is hanging at the front of the school until next year.
On Friday, students will watch the video they watched on Monday and reflect with their class after the whole awareness week.
Every student also received a green wristband.