Sticks and Stones Assembly at Deasy

Deasy students took part in the bullying prevention assembly “Sticks & Stones,” presented by award-winning singer/songwriter, recording artist and theater performer Lyle Cogen.

Cogen’s interactive performance, which featured songs and skits, provided students with tips on how to handle bullies. Students were told when confronted by a bully to be brave, stand up straight and say, “I don’t like what you said to me. I’m not going to stay here and listen,” and to then walk away.

The children were also told that meanness counts, and that it’s important to stick up for their friends. Cogen finished her performance by chanting “no put downs, pass it around” with the children, reminding them that they can create a bully-free environment.

The Sticks & Stones assembly was brought to the school as part of its Red Ribbon Week celebration.