Central Kings Rural High School
|Central Kings Rural High School|
|6125 Highway 1
Cambridge, Nova Scotia
|Motto||Nobilia Petentes (Seek the Noble Way)|
|Website||Central Kings Rural High School|
Central Kings Rural High School was built in 1952. It began as a junior high school with nineteen classrooms. A senior high school was added in 1962. The school was created as part of a province-wide movement to create rural high schools. Previously students in rural areas of Kings County had to board away from home or travel long distances by train to complete high school at the Kings County Academy in Kentville.
"Pink Shirt" Anti-Bullying Day
In September 2007, two Central Kings students, Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after grade nine student Charles McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. Many students responded to their gesture and the idea spread. The practice became an annual awareness event called Anti-Bullying Day (a.k.a. Pink Shirt Day). It is held on the last Wednesday of February or the second Thursday in September in Canada and for the International Day of Pink on the second Wednesday of April, and have given the idea with the T-shirts for the International STAND UP to Bullying Day. The school has placed a strong emphasis on stopping bullies and by-standers who enable bullies.
The mission of Central Kings is to establish and promote a safe, healthy environment that allows for the development of respect, confidence, skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning among all members of the Central Kings school community.
- Nova Scotia Archives: Place Names of Nova Scotia, "Cambridge", p. 98
- "Bullied student tickled pink by schoolmates' T-shirt campaign". CBC. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
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