Little Tor Elementary School students gave the Clarkstown Board of Education and audience members a preview of their school’s Olweus anti-bullying program. Eight students sang “Don’t Laugh At Me” at Thursday night’s meeting.
Principal Mi Jung An explained that Music Teacher Julie Upton is leading the project.
“One of the benefits of having my music teacher as the facilitator for this is that one she sees all the students and two she is able to bring music and performance into helping children understand what an important mission it is of our school to eliminate bullying and create a warm and friendly environment that’s conducive to learning,” said An.
The students – Adriana Barbato, Julianna DeGaetano, Olivia Russo, Brandon Scalisi, Mia Valentino, Brynn Vitro and Sam Weisman – will also perform the song as part of an all school assembly on preventing bullying.