In November it was National Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year was ‘Power for Good’. During this week our children took part in a variety of activities based around anti-bullying and the power for good; the power of a by-stander and how the victim can be empowered.
In their classes during circle time the children discussed what bullying is, including the different forms of bullying, the long term impact bullying can have on friendships, self esteem and health and well being; as well as discussing what a victim can do to get help, what by standers can do, and what we can do as a school to help.
Following on from what the children discussed in circle time they produced some short films and story boards. Our younger children designed their own anti-bullying super hero mask to wear with their blue clothes on Friday to show support for standing up to bullying.
Also on Friday during our celebration assembly we had a special presentation for our parents and careers and the rest of the school with representatives from each class sharing their work.
During the week the children were also asked to decorate a leaf and write on a message of advice about bullying for either the victim, the by stander or the bully. The messages included quotes of inspiration, help and short poems. All of the leaves have been displayed on special ‘peace trees’ for all to see.