by KYW's Karin Phillips: (Posted to KYW1060.com Wednesday, 27 February 2008 12:38PM)
The Walnut Street Theatre and Peco, the electric utility, have joined together to present anti-bullying plays in Philadelphia schools.
"The Boy who Cried Bully" is an anti-bullying production in Philadelphia schools this week, performed by cast members of the Walnut Street Theatre and sponsored by Peco. On Wednesday, student at the CW Henry Elementary school in West Mount Airy got the anti-bullying message.
Cameron Kline is with Peco:
"It's a great program, the kids love it. It's fun and it's informational, and they do take away some good stuff. Safety is important in our communities, and that's the reason behind them."
Calla is a fourth grader at the Henry School:
"I think it's important for people to learn how to deal with bullies."
Another elementary school will see the play on Thursday, and another play will be performed in April for middle school students. Two thirds of America's middle-school students say they are being teased at least once a month.