Students take part in their first training session as Anti-bullying Ambassadors
Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, who were successful in their applications as Anti-bullying Ambassadors, took part in their first training session to teach them about the different forms of bullying, how to tackle bullying behaviour and provide support for those experiencing it.
Year 7, Kristina Olaru said, ‘It is really important to stand up to bullying and that people know that there is someone they can talk to who will listen, help and support them.’
Year 7, Sofija Savicka said, ‘I’ve been bullied myself before and want to help others who might be going through it. Nobody should feel like they are in danger and not be able to speak to anyone about it.’
Science teacher and Lead of Culture, Ethos & Wellbeing at BWA, Sammy Hallybone, said, ‘We received over 50 applications for the position of Anti-bullying Ambassadors and appointed 30 students. The training session involved looking at different types of bullying and how to support young people. It was also an opportunity to get students' opinions on our safeguarding and bullying policies that we are making student friendly.’