Who are our anti-bullying ambassadors?
Our Anti Bullying Ambassadors for 2023-2024 are:
Max, Lucas, Elle, Agnes, Maisie, Harriet, Betsy, Melissa, Connor, Kayla.
They have regular meetings with Mrs Baxter.
What is bullying?
There are 3 types of bullying, which we can easily remember by VIP:
Anti Bullying Week
Anti-bullying week took place between Monday 13th – Friday 17th November 2023. Our ambassadors made a fantastic assembly to explain what bullying is and the difference between being a bystander and being an upstander. We learnt about famous upstanders who have tried to help when they witnessed bullying behaviour: Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Malala Yousafzai and Martin Luther King. After watching the assembly, pupils made a pledge of how they were going to try to be an upstander.
Odd Socks Day
We started Anti-Bullying Week by all wearing odd socks to the academy to celebrate our differences and how we are all special and unique. As part of this day, each child designed their own pair of odd socks which represented themselves and displayed this around an important message, which is proudly displayed in each classroom.
In FS2, the children started Anti Bullying Week wearing odd socks and designing their own odd socks. The children have also been thinking about using kind hands, feet and lips and have been trying to write the sounds we hear in these words.
The diversity corridor was created as a celebration of all the diverse learning that was completed during the autumn term in addition to Black History Month.
Wear Red Day
On 21st October, we all dressed in red clothes for Wear Red Day to spread the important message: ‘Show Racism the Red Card!’ Racism needs to stop. We should treat everyone with equal respect and celebrate our differences. We were each given a sticker so we could keep spreading the message!
Through all of our hard work, we were very excited to be rewarded The Diana Award Respect Badge! We were awarded the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Respect Badge because we have shown:
- Our commitment to involving the entire school in an awareness day for Show Racism the Red Card.
- Our dedication to celebrating Black History Month by running a range of informative events and activities around the school, including researching notable black individuals and sharing their stories.
- Our creativity by designing an engaging display of posters for Black History Month, encouraging everyone in school to be inclusive, supportive, and respectful of others’ identities.
- Our dedication to supporting others by creating a dedicated Therapeutic Writing support group for students to access support and share their feelings without judgement.
- Our commitment to diverse storytelling, which we exemplified by developing an inclusive library for students to choose from.