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Anti-bullying at Parkside

Parkside's Anti-Bullying Policy.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

On 6th March, Mrs Persich took 8 pupils from across Years 5,6 and 7 to Heathfield Knoll School in Kidderminster to complete Anti-Bullying Ambassador training in order to become ambassadors within Parkside Middle School. The pupils had a great time playing games, watching video clips and mixing with pupils from other schools. They learnt about what bullying is, how they can help support people who are on the receiving end of bullying behaviour and have started to come up with ideas for fundraisers and an anti-bullying campaign within our school.

The pupils were a credit to Parkside, exhibiting all the necessary qualities for an ambassador role. Well done to them all! They have all now received their official Ambassador certificates and have been formally introduced to the school. Watch this space for news of our future campaigns and fundraisers!

Feedback from pupils:

Alex Bieniek (Year 6): ‘The whole day was mind-blowing!’
Eva Derbyshire (Year 7): ‘Really showed us what bullying behaviour was and gave us an understanding of how to support our peers.’
Poppy Deakin (Year 5): ‘The games were really fun.’
Libby Collier (Year 7): ‘I really learnt how to help others who may find themselves the targets of bullying.’

Here is a full list of Parkside’s new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors:

Poppy Deakin
Liam Mahoney
Alex Bieniek
Maisie Yarrington
Libby Collier
Eva Derbyshire
Harvey-Leigh Morris
Joshua Tobyn

A special mention has to go to Joshua Tobyn, who has been selected as our Ambassador representative and who will be required to speak to the Diana Award Aftercare team on a regular basis to update them on our campaigns so far! Well done, Joshua!

Useful links

The links below are for advice about bullying for parents and children, as well as some links for helplines.

Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme

Anti-Bullying Campaign Support Centre

Childline - Bullying and advice on coping and making it stop

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Kidscape - Help with Bullying

Youngminds - Bullying

National Bullying Helpline

This Morning - Bullying helplines