Anti-bullying Week is organised annually by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), and every year, around 80% of UK schools participate in events and initiatives during the week.
Last week we took part, following the theme of One Kind Word!
During the week, our amazing local PCSOs ran workshops and discussions with pupils in year six and seven. We also started the week with the absolutely fabulous Off Socks Day!
We’ve also been following the call to action put out by the Anti-Bullying Alliance:
“Ask if someone’s OK. Say you’re sorry. Just say hey.”
“In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negativity, one kind word can provide a moment of hope. It can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying.”
“Best of all, one kind word leads to another. Kindness fuels kindness. So from the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, together, our actions can fire a chain reaction that powers positivity.”
“It starts with one kind word. It starts today.”
Although this week is an opportunity for us to focus and address the issue of bullying, we would like to reassure parents, pupils, and staff that every effort is being made throughout the year to make our school a safe, enjoyable, and bullying-free environment.