OUR STUDENTS ARE TRAINED UP TO TACKLE BULLYING
On 13th and 14th September, students from The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School hosted two Anti-Bullying training sessions.
On the 13th we welcomed students from other Secondary schools and on the 14th it was the turn of the Primary schools. The training was provided by The Diana Award. Young people, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and off.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, students made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
It was a thoroughly rewarding day where students from across Hereford could collaborate on an issue that must be challenged. The students are working hard in their schools to change attitudes and raise awareness. They should feel very proud of the work they have achieved so far.