FOUR anti-bullying songs written by pupils at schools in the area have won awards.
The pupils from Bay House School and Newtown Church of England Primary School, both in Gosport, and Fairfields Infant School and Bosmere Junior School, both in Havant, each performed their songs at a conference.
The anti-bullying conference was held at Ashburton Hall, in Winchester.
Pupils were handed certificates and book tokens by Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Inspector Julie Fry MBE.
Hampshire County Council’s education chief, Councillor Peter Edgar, said: ‘Young people need to know how to cope with all forms of bullying and how to promote tolerance and understanding of difference in the school and in the wider community.
‘It is no surprise to me that we have some exceptionally talented young people in Hampshire.
‘The songs performed at the anti-bullying conference differed in musical interpretation, but they each had one thing in common in that they brilliantly sent out the message that bullying should not and will not be tolerated.’
The competition and conference were organised by the council.