St. Mary of the Assumption School students will learn how one person can fight bullying when Soren Bennick Productions performs The Power of One on Wednesday, September 7th.   The school will host two shows, 12:50 P.M. for grades K-4, and 1:40 P.M. for grades 5-8.

“We’re always looking for fun ways to teach our students about important issues they may face outside of school,” said Michelle Cox, Principal.  “It’s exciting to bring The Power of One to St. Mary’s School.  The show will tell the story of how every person has a role in ending bullying.  The production helps students understand that bullying takes many forms.  It can be physical, verbal, psychological by exclusion or even strike at home through the Internet with cyberbullying.

“St. Mary’s is a very safe learning environment. We don’t have many of the problems children face in the community.  However, it is important to teach them how to respond to challenges and threats, like bullying, they will unfortunately face,” concluded Cox

Internationally acclaimed by educators, Soren Bennick Productions (www.sorenbenick.com) has performed for over 5,000 schools in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The Power of One is a bully-proofing show that reviews the roles of the Bully, Target, and Bystander and teaches children the importance of reporting bullying when they see it.

St. Mary of the Assumption School, founded September 14, 1938, is the Santa Maria Valley’s oldest Catholic School with over 1,000 graduates.  Dedicated to providing a multicultural learning environment grounded in Christian values, the Western Catholic Educational Association accredited school serves over 275 students “Learning with Faith” in Preschool to eighth grade.

For additional information contact Michelle Cox at 805-925-6713 or email stmarysm@sbceo.org.