Motivational speaker and magician Jason Tolentino put on a show for Turner Elementary students on Friday (Nov. 19) students that included a strong message about bullying.
Tolentino discussed the issue while performing some entertaining tricks. Students enjoyed his disappearing act, his juggling skills and his sense of humor, but Tolentino's emphasis stayed on bullying. He discussed different types of bullying, the harmful effects of bullying and what students can do if they experience bullying.
The event is part of an ongoing effort to prevent bullying and to promote a safe learning environment. Earlier in the week master Tae Kwon Do instructors gave third- and fourth-graders at Turner tips on how to stand up for themselves should they encounter a bully.
"We want to take preventative measures for our students, so hopefully they won't bully others or become victims of bullying," Turner counselor Connie Cheshire said.
Magician and motivational speaker Jason Tolentino gets a surge of responses as he talks to Turner students.