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Guelph’s Mayor Guthrie speaks to Edward Johnson PS students for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

November 19, 2021

From Mme Wainman 
Principal, Edward Johnson PS

Today one of École Edward Johnson’s very own, paid our school community a virtual visit as a launch to our Bully Awareness and Prevention Week. Here at EJ we actually call this week, Choose Kindness Week, because we truly believe this gets to the heart of the matter.

Mayor Guthrie shared with students his story about how he was bullied as a former student of Edward Johnson. Students listened attentively. One could hear a pin drop. His message of positivity, kindness, and taking action was well received by all. Standing up and speaking out were two messages that came out loud and clear. Afterwards, students were invited to ask questions. In each class, many students queued up to the mic for the chance to ask Mayor Guthrie a question. 

Here are just a few of the students’ comments:

Merci, Mayor Guthrie, we are happy that you made time to swoop into our school today. You have made a difference.

Mayor Guthrie

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