Bullying contest

(Press release) The Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Ms. Line Beauchamp, launched the Intimidation is over contest last week. I act.

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(Press release) The Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Line Beauchamp, launched the competition last week Bullying is over. I act.

Aimed at elementary and secondary school students in Quebec, this competition aims to highlight inspiring projects in the fight against bullying and violence.

To participate, students must submit, by May 4, 2012, a 1000 word abstract or video of no more than two minutes presenting a project they have designed and produced and which has been supported by a staff member. of their school in connection with a situation experienced or observed in connection with bullying. This project must have had a positive impact on the students of the school and promote important values such as respect and justice.

Projects meeting these criteria will be eligible for the competition and posted on the site, on which all the details of the competition are available. Two random draws will be made around May 7, 2012: one among the projects carried out in elementary school and the other among those in secondary school. In elementary school, the winning student (s) will win for their school the astonishing scientific-flavored show by Mr. Yannick Bergeron as well as 3,500 $, while the secondary winner (s) will win 5,000 $ and a show for their school. by singer Karim Ouellet. The cash prizes will allow establishments to continue their actions to fight against bullying and violence by carrying out a project of their choice.

“I invite Quebec students who have carried out projects to fight bullying and violence to register for the contest we are launching today. By sharing your wonderful initiatives with all the students of Quebec, you will certainly inspire many to do as you do and to become ordinary heroes and heroines who refuse to remain silent in the face of intimidation, ”declared Minister Beauchamp.

Remember that this competition is one of the elements of the Strategy to mobilize Quebec society against bullying and violence in schools, launched on February 12 by the government and which revolves around from the theme “Bullying is over. Me, I act. ". This strategy calls not only for the mobilization of students, their parents and school personnel, but also that of all Quebecers. Two partners joined the cause, Quebecor and Télé-Québec.

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