Anti-Bullying Week

Posted on: 09/12/2019

Anti-Bullying Week
This year’s theme for Anti-Bullying Week was “CHANGE STARTS WITH US”, encouraging students to be aware that Anti-Bullying is everyone’s responsibility, and we can all do our bit to stop bullying. Our Anti-Bullying ambassadors arranged events to happen both in lessons and at break time throughout the week.

In lessons, Year 7 and 8 took part in Anti-Bullying starter activities in some of their lessons, where they were encouraged to think about how Anti-Bullying linked to all parts of their curriculum. In assemblies and tutor times, students were asked about how they think we can stop bullying, and to think about what they could do themselves, whether it be talking to someone when they look lonely or standing up to someone saying something unkind. Students also took part in several breaktime events:

Art and Wellbeing Workshop
Two of our Year 11 Anti-Bullying ambassadors, Andreea and Samara, ran an art and wellbeing workshop where students came and created artwork that represented their emotions. The students talked about how their paintings and drawings represented them and how they were feeling, and the students agreed that this had been a relaxing and calming way to spend their breaktime.

Ambassadors Training Trip

Ten of our school Anti-Bullying ambassadors attended a training day at Highgate Wood School in Highgate run by The Diana Award. Our students learned all about how to help people who are being bullied, as well as planning a new campaign to run in school to help spread their Anti-Bullying message. Students were asked to choose one of four options to focus on as a school this academic year (wellbeing, community, respect or online safety), our ambassadors chose wellbeing as they had loads of ideas about how they could improve wellbeing around school. Then they started to to put their plans into action, beginning with Anti-Bullying Week 11th-15th November. 

Cake Sale and Sweets in a Jar Competition 
The Anti-Bullying ambassadors organised a cake sale and a game to guess how many sweets in the jar in order to raise money for the Anti-Bullying Alliance, there were loads of yummy cakes that got snapped up really quickly and we managed to raise £59.20.
The winner of the ‘Sweets in the Jar’ was Miss Cleary, who correctly guessed 232!

Feel Good Friday
On Friday break 2, the Anti-Bullying ambassadors gave out ‘Feel Good Friday’ cards, with messages of kindness on them to give staff and students a little boost and make them smile! 

A huge well done and thankyou to everyone who got involved, particularly the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors:  Malalay Barekzai, Andreea Tanasie, Samara Cunha Santos, Fatima Salman, Ngache Ikaka Nikowe (Year 11) - Jessica Woolf  and Abirami Kajendran (Year 10) - Eliza Kaminska-Benadat, Cherry Lin, Yasmine Ben Kheder, Aleena Yusuf, Sophie Finucane, Ibtisam Abdulle, Zena Mohammed and Saida Zazai (Year 9) - Nathan Hammond and Xavier Choudhry. 

Mrs Cowper
Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator


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