“Be Strong Stop Bullying” was a field trip that Orangewood High School attended on Oct. 10. The field trip took place at the L.A Forum and it was an anti-bullying speech and rally.
At the beginning of the event, a group was playing music in an anti-bullying Linkin Park-esque style. Then the students were introduced to a speaker who described what the event was about and introduced them to the main speaker, Nick Vujicic.
Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs and his struggle in life is that he is handicapped and he was abused because of it, but he has succeeded in becoming an advocate for anti-bullying. He went on to talk about how students should stand up against bullying and not be bystanders, because this causes the bullying to continue.
Vujicic also warned about the psychological damage bullying can cause and he described how it affected him. He talked about solutions students can use to try and stop bullying.
Vujicic then left the stage with a standing ovation from many of the people attending and then the anti-bullying people played a video. In the video, students were introduced to people who were greatly affected by bullying and a student who suffered greatly from physical abuse at school.
After the presentation, the mayor of Inglewood came up with the student who was physically bullied and introduced the students to them. The student in the video was a young kid, but when the students were introduced to him at the Forum he was an adult who had become a successful advocate for anti-bullying and he helps people who are in need.