Outside-In Day Breaks Down Barriers

Outside-In Day Breaks Down Barriers
Posted on 10/26/2018
PELHAM – A group of students at Pelham Park Middle School recently spent a school day learning about tolerance, stereotypes and the impact that bullying can have on others as a part of Outside-In Day.

Sponsored by Camp Fire Alabama, the goal of Outside-In Day is to give kids a better understanding of what a bullying situation looks like and how to combat it, said Outside-In Day program manager Kelly Koncsol.

“This program started as a way to combat an increase in bullying and to help break down cliques,” Koncsol said. “We’re breaking down stereotypes and prejudices and teaching kids how they can be more inclusive and make new friends.”

The day started with icebreaker games and then students divided into smaller discussion groups led by Peer Helpers from Pelham High School. The Peer Helpers received training from Camp Fire prior to day to learn how to lead the discussion groups.

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