16 November 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

As part of anti-bullying week, a group of seven student leaders are delivering an assembly to all year groups each throughout the week. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Reach Out’.  The anti-bullying alliance’s call to action states that 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.

The students and Mrs Weston talked about how reaching out is important to show each other the support we need, to talk to someone you can trust, or to help.

Sophie, Addison, Abbey, Thomas-Edward, Jack, Elsa, Anna-Rosie, Ruben and Jasmine, all from Year 11, are doing a great job delivering the assemblies.

Sam Weston, Head of Year 11 said: “It is vital that we educate our students about how to identify, tackle and report the various types of bullying, including: physical, psychological, verbal and online.

“Bullying can have a detrimental effect on the mental health of its victims and we want students to understand that every single one of us is responsible for the culture in our school. Students should always carefully consider the effects of their words and actions on those around them.

“Furthermore, the Student Leaders wanted to advocate the importance of kindness and how simple, intentional acts of kindness can improve the well-being of everyone in our school community.  With respect being one of our school’s CREDIT values, the Student Leaders wanted to remind everyone that we all have the power to improve someone else’s day by being polite, kind and generous.

“The Student Leaders are our greatest ambassadors and role models, and this important message is all the more powerful for being delivered by the students themselves.”

You can find out more about the assembly, including links to some useful resources here.  Further information about the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s campaign can be viewed here.


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