Kids On The Block Entertain HES Students

Students at Haywood Elementary recently enjoyed a very entertaining and informative puppet show presented by Kids on the Block in Memphis. The first skit was entitled, “Sticks and Stones,” and the second was called, “You’re Not the Boss of Me!” The delightful puppet characters presented scenarios where bullying can occur with solutions about how to get out of those situations … and how to avoid them in the first place. Kids on the Block has been educating children about bullying and treating each other with kindness and fairness all over the country for over 20 years. Following the skits, children were asked to participate by offering solutions to bullying situations. They were very knowledgeable about bullying, so hopefully in the future they can avoid this unpleasant situation and even help a friend who might be in need! Many thanks to our wonderful puppeteers, who were just as energetic after the seventh performance as they were after the first! We’ll see you again next year! Coordinated School Health sponsored the program.