WELLS RIVER -- Burlington, Vt.-based nonprofit Puppets in Education (PiE) received funding from Wells River Chevrolet to support a full day of Bully Prevention, Healthy Bodies and Inclusion programs at Blue Mountain Union School in Wells River on April 29.
The day of presentations was greeted by a receptive audience, inquisitive questions and a desire to receive the important skills and strategies that will support a caring and safe school culture. In addition to supporting this day of presentations, Wells River Chevrolet gifted ten 25-inch puppets to the school. The students cheered in delight when they saw the puppets! These puppets will allow students to continue their creative education and role-play pro-social and problem solving scenarios.
Puppets in Education is in its 32nd year serving over 10,000 children and adults annually throughout Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. PiE began as Kids on the Block-Vermont in 1982 with four puppets and has now grown to deliver 23 programs addressing many societal concerns, including bullying, abuse, childhood obesity, mental health, drug use and other topics. For more information: www.PuppetsInEducation.org or www.wellsriverchevy.com.
"I will remember from the presentation that bullying is a behavior, not an individual," said a fourth-grade teacher at BMU.