Charity’s spellbinding anti-bully tour of Portsmouth schools

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A YOUTH charity touring Portsmouth schools this week is hoping to make bullying disappear, with the help of an educational magic show.

Following on from National Anti-Bullying Week, the entertainer and Guinness World Record-holding escapologist Steve Legg will deliver his anti-bullying message to youngsters at nine junior schools across the city.

The show, a mix of magic, storytelling and games, is being run by Faith and Football, a local Christian charity which seeks to help young people fulfil their potential.

The show aims to demonstrate the impact bullying can have, and highlight the value of consideration for others.

Faith and Football firector Mick Mellows said: ‘By making children laugh you can also encourage them to think, and these shows are fantastic at doing both.’

The tour will kick off today at Corpus Christi Catholic School with co-founder of the charity and Pompey legend Linvoy Primus, before visiting Wimborne Junior School.

It will go to Redwood Park School and St John’s Cathedral Primary School tomorrow, St Swithun’s Primary School on Wednesday, St George’s Beneficial CofE School and Cottage Grove Primary on Thursday and Northern Parade School and Meon Junior on Friday.