Our anti-bullying ambassadors have had a busy week launching our ‘Odd Socks’ campaign. This began with a day where all children were invited to wear odd socks so we could celebrate what makes us unique. The theme also links beautifully with the work we do in school on No Outsiders. Our ambassadors challenged children to design their very own odd sock which will then be displayed on a washing line so we can spot and celebrate all our differences.
As we are not able to gather together in our normal way to support Anti-Bullying Week, our eldest ambassadors in Year 6 produced a fantastic video. This has been shared with the children and reminds them what bullying is (and isn’t), the different types of bullying they may encounter and most importantly what to do if they are affected by this.
A couple of key messages from our ambassadors are:
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.
We are proud to have signed the Cheshire Anti-Bullying Commission Charter to work together to prevent bullying.
We have decided to nominate a new team to lead anti-bullying across our school. The children chosen attended a training course run by the Diana Award where they learnt how to become anti-bullying ambassadors.
These ambassadors are good listeners, kind and full of empathy which enables them to support our children in school.
Their first job was to launch the campaign to the school during anti-bullying week. During this assembly, they clearly defined bullying and also explained what bullying isn’t. They taught our children about the different types of bullying (verbal, indirect and physical) and most importantly what to do if someone was being bullied.
We are very proud of our ambassadors.