Friendship Superheroes

Friendship Superheroes

Nassakeag and Arrowhead Elementary School students learned how to be friendship superheroes and stand up for others during a recent character education assembly program called “Sweethearts and Heroes.”

During the events, presenter Tom Murphy spoke with the students about the definition of bullying and taught them his superhero “ABCs” to combat it. The students also learned the original meaning of a “bully,” as Mr. Murphy described that a “16th century bully” was actually considered a “sweetheart,” or someone who pushed a person to do their best through encouragement and determination. The program also included interactive components that further demonstrated the techniques the students could use to create a positive impact in the world.  

In addition to the assembly programs, the school’s sixth-graders attended a training session with Rick Yarosh, the “wounded warrior.”  Mr. Yarosh spoke about how his life was suddenly changed, the importance of never giving up hope and how everyone should be treated with respect.  
To help ensure the program’s message had a lasting impact on the school community, the buildings’ teachers also attended informative workshops with the presenters.