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Anti Bullying Week

Last week Sixth Form students sported odd socks and attended a dedicated assembly as part of Anti Bullying Week.

This year’s theme was ‘Make a Noise about Bullying’, with the main topic being ‘Banter vs. Bullying’ which came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in the UK. ‘We wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. The nature of the activities will encourage young people to consider what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. ‘

A dedicated assembly included information and discussions regarding can making a noise help improve a bullying situation and what is the difference between banter and bullying?  Students were also  reminded who they can speak to at school if they have any concerns. Students ended the week wearing odd socks to promote individuality, acceptance and tolerance, to show we are all unique and different.