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Papamoa College went pink yesterday when it marked Pink Shirt Day a day early.
About 60 per cent of the school donned pink clothing. They also had music, a dance crew, a pink themed photo booth and a sausage sizzle at lunchtime to make a stand against bullying.
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Adrienne Whiteley, 17, who runs the school's Big Brother's Club which supports younger students, said although she had not dealt with bullying specifically in her role, other members had. Adrienne's siblings had been bullied, so she knew what an important issue it was.