Bullying Workshop

In October 2010, Heather Burns (Education Director) and Gina Theresa Cisto (Education Associate) visited Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) with a workshop called Exploring Bullying Behaviors Through Drama. The purpose of the workshop is to help students learn to identify the variety of bullying behaviors they might encounter  and also to practice – through acting – the proactive techniques that will “defuse” a bullying situation.

The LCCC students were led by staff member Geraldine Woods. Ms. Woods is a really special person in the Louisville community, and is one of the biggest supporters of arts education. As the Manager of Education & Fine Arts at LCCC,  she ensures that the LCCC students are exposed to a variety of arts throughout their time at the center. Her reward is in the flourishing creativity of all of her students.

So, in October, Blue Apple made two visits to LCCC – delivering the Exploring Bullying Behaviors Through Drama curriculum in two 90 minute sessions. The students were very inspired by the workshop. they wanted to continue to talk about bullying and work through their thoughts and experiences about it between the sessions. With all that energy and creativity in the room, Ms. Woods suggested that they put their thoughts down on paper and create a rap.

Hence – several raps were written about bullying! And when Ms. Burns and Ms. Cisto returned for their second session, they were greeted by excited students eager to perform their Bullying Raps. These are what they performed…

BAD BULLY

By: Joshua, Elijah and Kameron

I’m walking from school

To Home

I’m really happy

Because I got cologne

My momma is so proud

That she’s going to Golden Corral

I went to the park

A bully came to me

And said he’s gonna hit me kick

Until I run out of energy

Bad bully, bad bully

What you gonna do?

What you gonna do

When they’re looking for you?

Babababa-Bad bully

Babababa-Bad bully

Babababa-Bad bully

BAD BULLY!!!

TELL SOMEBODY

By: Kennedi, RoRo-RoDijett, Dakota

We got a bully

At our school

He’s really mean to don’t know

What he would do

If he messes with you

 

You tell somebody

Tell Somebody

Tell Somebody!

 

If he’s going around the school

Talking about you

You know what you can do

Tell Somebody

Tell Somebody

Tell Somebody

Tell Somebody!!

 

RAP ABOUT BULLYING

By: Jalaam, Kavin and D.J.

Uh- Yeah

Some kids at school be acting unruly

Me, Jalaam and Kavin Moore call them bullies

At your locker, playground, school and home

Did you know dat people bully you even in Rome?

My name is D to the J I save the day

From the bullies round the school

And I make ’em say hey

Leave me alone – Go on home

Go to the place where you belong

I’m sorry I just made a big mistake

I’m sorry rumors spread from place to place

I’m sorry dat I had to swear at you

I’m sorry I acted like a big old fool

I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry

I’m sorry, I’m sorry. For being mean

Let’s make the world green

The lunch lady can see through her beans

So don’t bully each other act all mean

Isolation, arguing, threats and more

The bully might even come knock on your door

I fly and I soar

To big and better things

That’s why I’m never ever gonna start bullying!!

 

DOWN WITH BULLIES!!!!!!

By: Lady G

Bullies are just people

Who plain make me mad

They prey upon the weak ones

And then make them sad

They Might want to punch

And kick you in the head

And sometimes they bully you

By what they’ve said.

Bullies are chumps

And they have no brain

Lots of low self-esteem

No claim to fame!

Now I once was bullied

When I was in middle school

I was scared of the girl

And that wasn’t cool!

We lived on the block

In the same neighborhood

I tried to be her friend

But we just never could

She didn’t like me

But I didn’t know why

She talked about me all the time

I just wanted to cry.

Bullies are chumps

And they have no brain

Lots of low self-esteem

No claim to fame!

Then finally it happened

In the hall all alone

Looked around for my friends

Didn’t have a cell phone

She just looked at me

Then she flipped her hair

I didn’t want to have to fight

But I didn’t care.

So, to my surprise

She just walked on by

I just stared back at her

Right straight in the eye.

Now from that day on

I knew she was trash

She didn’t make good grades

And she was LOW CLASS!!!

When her friends were there,

She was always so loud

But I figured it out

She needed a crowd!

Bullies are chumps

And they have no brain

Lots of low self-esteem

No claim to fame!

I ignored her big mouth

Did all my school work

Always made the honor roll

Knowing she was a JERK!!!

I still see her sometimes

Looking old and grey

If I only had the chance

This is what I would say!

Bullies are chumps

And they have no brain

Lots of low self-esteem

No claim to fame!

Holla!!!!!!

 

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