Wadesboro Primary School students recently learned about bullying and prevention in a show called “Bullysaurus Rex.”
The show was performed by members of Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theater company based in Asheville.
Bullysaurus Rex is the king of the land, and he does all that he can to be mean to the other dinosaurs, especially Terri Dactyl, the new dinosaur on the block.
This 45-minute anti-bullying show is “designed to empower audiences with the tools to stop someone from bullying them and help end bullying when when they see it,” according to the group. “Bullysaurus Rex is best appreciated by audiences in grades Pre-K and higher.”
Fred Davis, principal at WPS, said that he chose the show because he wanted to expose his students to ways to prevent bullying, and also know they should not be afraid to tell someone if they are being bullied.
“It’s a hot topic in our world today and students need to be aware of it,” Davis said. “They need to know how to prevent it from happening, and learn what to do if it happens to them.”
The show was a very engaging show, and students were estatic to participate when asked.
Davis said that he hopes that they have gained a better understanding of bullying and the importance of prevention.
When asked if he thinks the show will encourage students not to bully others, Davis replied, “I think so, and it gave them things to do to help prevent bullying at school and at home.”
He also said that his goal is to try and minimize bullying and prevent it from happening, and it will not end with just the show.
“This was extremely important to our staff and students,” Davis said. “This topic will be ongoing with myself, the teachers, and the counselor here at school. There is a follow up lesson teachers will cover with the students.”
Reach Natalie Davis at 704-994-5471.