#2… Hi my name is Sammy Charry and I am 16 years old.
At school over a long time I had been witness to friends who had been bullied and suffered low self esteem and feelings of worthlessness because of it.
I became passionate that this …needed to change.
By starting, The String Movement with a couple of friends firstly in our school, “Kinross Wolaroi”’ in Orange Australia we began to see a difference.
Our school allowed students to wear a piece of string around their wrist to show that they were not ok with bullying and we met up at lunchtime to discuss ways which we could impact our school with the message.
The news of, The String Movement quickly spread and it was not to long before we were given the opportunity to meet with leaders from other schools in our community.
Now, every high school in Orange has adopted, The String Movement as their official disarming bullying policy.
Students everywhere throughout our community, Tied string to show that they were not ok with bullying!
Our local sports teams wore string on their shoe laces as a reminder to them on the field.
For me personally, The String Movement is not only a reminder that bullying is occurring commonly amongst most kids, so everyone is affected…But it has also opened my eyes to the importance of placing value and worth upon every individual on this planet.
Striving to make others feel EXTRAORDINARY (beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular or established) should be a key daily goal for us all!