Every year we have an anti-bullying week which focuses on the topic in assemblies, lessons, classroom discussions and creative activities. We have had drama companies in to act out scenarios which encourage the children to consider how bullying makes people feel and give them clear strategies for what to do if they experience bullying. This year we had an Odd Shoes day to celebrate that we are all different but we all belong to the same community and work to the same goals.
The school council decided to perform Acts of Kindness during Anti-Bullying Week and give out hand made cards to local residents and the Lunchtime Assistants. This demonstrated how a small act of kindness can really brighten up someone else's day.
This year we also ran an Anti-Bullying week poster competition. We had a fantastic response. Many of the posters have been displayed around the school for all to see, and some here to share on our website. The children experienced several opportunities to reflect on the issues resulting in class charters for the children to refer to in their classrooms.