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South Hill First-Graders Call for Inclusive Band-Aids

First-grade students at South Hill Elementary successfully urged their school to supply diverse band-aids that represent and appreciate the many skin tones that exist among students and staff.

During Black Lives Matter at School week, one of Patricia Buhr’s first-graders asked her for a band-aid and remarked that the band-aid did not match their skin tone. This presented an opportunity for all of the students in Buhr’s class to discuss why the band-aids supplied at South Hill didn’t reflect the diversity that exists within the school and to consider how they could become agents of change.

The students crafted persuasive letters to the school nurse and principal advocating for diverse band-aids (see examples below) and, in doing so, helped make South Hill a more inclusive place. The school now has an array of beautiful skin tone band-aids for students and staff to choose from!

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