In November it was National Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year was ‘All Different, All Equal’. During the week our children took part in a variety of activities based around anti-bullying and promoting difference and equality.
The aim was to help the children celebrate what makes them, and others, unique and to help them understand why it’s important that every child feels included in school and able to be themselves without fear of bullying.
Each class took part in their own discussions and activities; from this the children then created an identity badge to represent the theme ‘all different, all equal’. The children either wrote or drew on what their differences are and how they should be celebrated. A whole school display was then created using the children’s work to celebrate our differences.
Power of One Performance
Following on from Anti-Bullying week, pupils from Reception to Year 6 were able to watch a performance called the Power of One. There was a play for Reception to Year 3 and a second play for Year 4 to Year 6. The focus was to encourage all pupils to take an active role in preventing and stopping bullying; taking responsibility to protect others. The children began to realise the ‘Power of One’ was their ability to STOP bullying and were given 4 steps to do this.
- Think, bullying is when actions are on purpose and repeated, are you being bullied?
- Explain to the bully that what they are doing is wrong and hurtful.
- Tell an adult that you trust.
- Ask the adult what they will do to help and when this will happen.