The Head Teacher led an assembly to mark the annual National Anti-bulling Week initiative which this year’s theme was #ChooseRespect.
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was to choose respect over bullying. Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online. The aims of the week were to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
- The definition of respect·
- That bullying is a behaviour choice
- That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other·
- That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
After the assembly all of the children were given the task of designing an Anti-bullying poster, which also contained a signed personal pledge not to bully, and the winning designs can be seen below: