Friday, Manson Middle School joined in a campaign launched by Teaching
Tolerance called Mix It Up at Lunch Day.
This campaign encourages students to identify, question and cross social
Students have identified the cafeteria as
the place where divisions are most clearly drawn.
So for just a day, we ask
students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over
lunch. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help
reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from
them, biases and misconceptions can fall away. As you can see from the pictures, Mrs.
Allen’s leadership class launched a very successful Mix It Up campaign this
year. Kids really got excited to meet
new kids and have conversations that crossed social boundaries.