Upper school hosts programme to train Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Sharnbrook Upper School anti-bullying project.

Sharnbrook Upper School anti-bullying project.

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Beating the bullies was the topic of a special project being hosted by Sharnbrook Upper School.

More than 150 students from schools in the area were given training and had the chance to share top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities.

The training day, held on Thursday, September 18. brought together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, across the region to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

Students worked creatively to explore and understand the issue of bullying, networking with pupils of different ages, exchanging ideas and sharing good practice. They will gain practical ideas and receive top tips on how to stop bullying. Ultimately these Ambassadors will leave with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.

Heather Tennent, PSHE co-ordinator at Sharnbrook Upper School, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and proud to host the training event in Sharnbrook Upper School which will enable schools in our area to extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.”

Alex Holmes, programme manager said: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another. We give ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message - bullying will not be tolerated.”

The Diana Awards runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer-led initiative with more than 7,250 trained Ambassadors in over 600 schools across the UK.