I'm going to keep it short and sweet. I have started a petition to change my school rules. We are not allowed to have coloured hair, painted nails, have our hair down or piercings. Religious students are not allowed to pray during school time, and most of the teachers are strict to the point of making children cry, simply over having their shirt untucked or missing a pencil. The school does nothing about bullying, and treats it as another day to day occurrence.
I want to change that.
I want the children at my school to be allowed individuality and the right to pray.
I want the children at my school to not be afraid of coming to school because they'll get shouted at for making a mistake.
I want the children at my school to feel that they can tell someone about being bullied.
Please, if you have the time, sign this.