As it is anti-bullying week, we have been undertaking a number of anti-bullying activities. Today in Year 3, we undertook the anti-bullying toothpaste activity. We were told to squeeze all the toothpaste out of the tube onto a plate. When we were done, we were told to try and the toothpaste back into tube using toothpicks. Not long after, we realised that the task was impossible. We then had a discussion about bullying. We had to imagine that the toothpaste represented all the horrible and nasty words that someone could say to someone else or could be written over the internet, and just like you cannot put the toothpaste back into the tube, you cannot remove the pain caused by saying hurtful things to others. This lesson taught a very powerful message to us all.
Here is some photos of us trying to get the toothpaste back into the tube….. impossible!