UCDSB marks today, Oct. 24, as annual Purple shirt day, to break silence on child abuse

Seen in image above: NDDHS students and staff pose in purple shirts to break the silence on child abuse. Back row (left to right): Andrea McDonell, Christie Douglas, Mia Zigler, Jamie Wilson, Taryn Cooper, Ewan Wilson, Margot Guy, Grace Ciavaglia and Vice-Principal Mike Deighton. Front row (left to right): Vicky Tait, Jennifer Douwes, Patti Hall, Erika Suttle, Alexis Sharply.

CHESTERVILLE — October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and today the Upper Canada District School Board marks Dress Purple Day.

Staff and students at schools — including North Dundas District High School (NDDHS) — and workplaces across the Board dressed in purple attire to break the silence regarding child abuse and show their commitment to children’s rights, safety and well-being.

One NDDHS student, Taryn Cooper, took “break the silence” literally and has sworn hersef to silence for the day. She displayed her vow of silence in a letter and taped it to her shirt. 

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