First Lady Melania Trump visited Michigan on Monday, where she and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield.
They were kicking off the “Week of Inclusion,” where “No One Eats Alone,” as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The First Lady has said she wants to combat cyber bullying and will use her platform to do so.
During her visit, the First Lady spent time in the school’s Viking Huddle Class, a sixth grade classroom that focuses on social emotional learning, the White House said, where and she DeVos observed and participated in lessons about respecting others, kindness and inclusion.
The First Lady also visited the seventh and eighth grade students in the lunch room, in order to bring awareness to the concept of “No One Eats Alone,” which seeks to reverse the trends of social isolation by asking students to engage in simple acts of kindness – such as making sure that no one is eating alone and students are making an effort to eat with new classmates and peers, the White House said.
“As part of my ongoing commitment to the overall well-being of children, I am looking forward to today’s visit,” the First Lady said in the White House statement. “By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit. We need to remember that they are always watching and listening. It is our responsibility to take the lead in teaching children the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership.”
It was obvious from photos the First Lady posted to Twitter the the kids absolutely loved having her at their school, and they were thrilled to take selfies with the First Lady.
The kids reportedly even chanted “Melania” as they tried to take selfies.