A class of young Reading students has taken the top prize for its anti-bullying message.
Students in Kathleen Ritter’s class at Amanda Stout Elementary School worked after school to create a video about anti-bullying, set to the tune of “Call Me Maybe."
The video tied for first place in the elementary division (grades K-5) in No Place for Hate’s national video contest.
The entries were judged on three criteria: creativity, clarity and quality. The video also had to include five themes: negative impacts of bullying and bias at your school, purpose of No Place for Hate at your school, No Place for Hate in action at your school, positive impacts of No Place for Hate at your school and No Place for Hate and the future of your school.
The school will receive tickets to a Phillies game and a $500 cash prize to be used for No Place for Hate programming.