Anti-Bullying Week 14 – 18 November

. Monday 14th November 2022 marked the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week 2022. This year’s theme was ‘Reach-Out’.

The Anti-Bullying Week 2022 call to action is:

“Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by  reaching out.  

Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach.

And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities.

 It takes courage, but it can change lives.”

Within school, this week has been an important opportunity to teach children about ‘Anti-Bullying’. In registration and PSHE lessons staff have been addressing bullying; to recognise when it is happening and how to report it. All the classes have had lots of productive conversations. Diverse Voices, our performing arts team, have also used this opportunity to use role-play, on the Anti-Bullying campaign, in their workshops with our pupils.

As a sign of solidarity, staff and pupils have been wearing their ‘Reach Out’ wristbands and Primary have had lots of goodies to take home. Secondary have held an Anti-Bullying Poster competition; winners of which will be announced next week.