Students Engage in Anti-Bullying Conversation

January 19, 2015 | John Gatchet

Lenord the Kindly Monster visited grades one through eight at Mountain View Christian School in Sequim, Wash., on Dec. 5 to talk about bullying.

Lenord is one of the many puppets that belong to Daryl Trowbridge, ventriloquist and head elder at Sequim Church. Lenord and Trowbridge talked with students about respecting each other and how to not have bullying at school.

The students were spellbound by the conversation between the two.

“I didn’t know that girls could be bullies,” says one first-grader. “I thought it was only boys.”

Several of the seventh- and eighth-grade students said they wanted Lenord and Trowbridge to come back and talk about other things because they were funny and at the same time serious about important things for students to know.

“The students were totally focused and came away with a better understanding on how to treat one another kindly,” says Doug Allison, principal. “They were given tools to positively talk to others about how their words and actions might be hurting someone else.”