As part of our Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award, our P6’s and House Captains from across our partnership took on some responsible training today. The Diana Trust delivered a workshop on developing our older pupils as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
This is supported by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign engages schools to change the attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to identify and deal with different situations.
The aims of the session were:
- I know what bullying behaviour is and how to identify it
- I understand how bullying behaviour can make someone feel
- I can support students in school who are experiencing bullying behaviour
We defined what is meant by bullying behaviour as:
Repeated negative behaviour that is intended to make others feel upset, uncomfortable and unsafe.
The children had lots of rich discussion around this topic with our online trainer, Clio. We talked about situations to determine whether they were bullying or not. Pupils were shown that there are three steps to support a peer who might approach us with a problem – S.A.D.:
- Say – Thank you (for trusting us)
- Ask – Tell me what’s been going on?
- Do – What do you want to do?
Everyone was reminded that all school staff are always here to manage and deal with any situation that might arise. Our Ambassadors are there to help anyone experiencing bullying access support from an adult. There is scope for our Ambassadors to work together to achieve 4 different challenge badges.
Childline is available for any child to call 24/7, 365 days a year on 08001111. The Diana Award Crisis Messaging service provides a free text support service for children, also available at any time. Simply text DA to 85258!
# Responsible Citizens