Anti-Bullying Ambassador School Showcase Event 2015
We have trained over 16,000 students to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors across the UK. Every year we have the pleasure of visiting some of these schools to see the brilliant anti-bullying work their Ambassadors are doing. We make a film about their work and then invite them to an event where we showcase and celebrate their work in front of an audience and some very special guests. We also like to treat the audience to some performances from our talent supporters!
This year our event was held at Facebook's offices in London. Have a watch of the videos below to see what the selected Anti-Bullying Ambassasdor schools have been doing to prevent bullying. You may get some good ideas to run in your school and you never know you could be one of our Showcase Schools next summer!
THE SHOWCASE SCHOOLS
Saltersgate Junior School
Saltersgate Junior School’s Ambassadors work hard every day to make sure that their peers are safe, happy and free from bullying. Presenter and singer and songwriter Molly Rainford visited the school to meet the Ambassadors and check out their brilliant work. She was particularly impressed by the sorry box where students can post a sorry note if they want to apologise for something that’s happened that week.
Sharnbrook Upper School
A big focus of the school’s campaign through the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme has been challenging Homophobic, Biphobia and Transphobic bullying and championing difference. The Ambassadors have used students’ experiences to tackle homophobic language and make sure that no students use the word ‘gay’ in the wrong way. The Ambassadors have raised awareness of bullying with the whole school community through inviting staff, students and parents to watch plays related to bullying and asking them what they would do in that situation.
‘BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE, LOVE WHO YOU ARE’ is Stockport Academy’s motto. The Ambassadors encourage all students to celebrate what makes them unique and recently held a colour run to reinforce this. Actress Rebecca Craven visited Stockport Academy to take part in their Kindness Day where students gave each other compliments and did random acts of kindness for each other. Ambassadors also support Year 7s by educating them how to stay safe online when they join the school.
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors form part of the Freeborough Against Bullying team. They have devised interactive dramas on cyberbullying that get the whole school thinking about how you can stand up to bullying online. The Ambassadors recognise that bullying can also happen on the way to school and have worked with staff to train the bus drivers on what they should do if they see bullying on the bus.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who came and made the day so memorable! Thank you to Facebook for sponsoring the event : )