Anti-Bullying Week

Wednesday 16th November 2022

This week is National Anti-Bullying Week and the theme is ‘Reach Out’.

Reach Out is about empowering young people to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt bullying causes: in the words of Anne Frank, ‘How wonderful it is that no-one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world’.

As the Anti-Bullying Alliance says in its call to action:  Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out. Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach. And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities. It takes courage, but it can change lives. So, this Anti-Bullying Week, let’s come together and reach out to stop bullying.

This week, the Prefects and Wellbeing Ambassadors have been talking to all year groups about bullying, mutual respect and who to speak to for support. Furthermore, the Prefects have given an Anti-Bullying presentation in each of the year group assemblies.

‘Odd Socks Day’ kick starts Anti-Bullying Week and is about celebrating what makes us unique. There’s a serious message behind the fun: let’s pull on odd socks to show we’re all different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality.

We are pleased to share a gallery of our Odd Socks here.

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