Students to combat bullies with projects

PUPILS in the city are taking part in a variety of activities in school this week to support national Anti-Bullying Week including Odd Sock Day, co-delivering assemblies and talk in tutor groups about the serious impact of bullying.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 5:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 6:41 pm

Pupils at Charter Academy took part in an anti-bullying ambassadors training session ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, to enable them to provide peer-to-peer support for others in their year groups.

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The session was run by Keiran O'Toole, Founder & Managing Director of Rock Clothing and children from different year groups were brought together to create new action projects aimed at recognising, challenging and reducing bullying.

Cabinet member for education at the city council, Councillor Suzy Horton, said: '˜It is absolutely vital that children feel happy and safe when they come into school, and sessions like this give them real confidence to change things they don't feel comfortable with.'