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Anti-Bullying Week 12th-16th November

November 12th to 16th is National Anti-Bullying Week and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have worked very hard on putting together a programme of events. It is centred on empowering students, celebrating diversity and building positive friendships. There will be events running throughout the week each lunchtime, in addition to daily drop in sessions if you have any worries or concerns about bullying or just need someone to talk to. We will be pledging our support as a school to work towards eradicating bullying. There will be a non-uniform day on Friday, £2 entry in support of a local mental health charity, recognising the impact that bullying can have on an individual’s mental health. The theme is odd socks once again – though wearing them is optional! There will be a compliment box available in reception if you are having a down day and need some support in feeling a bit more positive – go and pick a compliment from the box. There will also be a bake sale on Friday during break time being held in the Art and Tech block. Please come along to the workshops to empower yourself and improve your understanding on bullying and how to build positive friendships. It promises to be a fantastic week!

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday 12th  – Loud and Proud! A fashion show in celebration of SHSG’s cultural diversity

Tuesday 13th  – A drama workshop on cyberbullying

Wednesday 14th  – A workshop on assertiveness – how to be confident to say no, or please stop; a workshop on bullying is… bullying is not to correct the misinformation about bullying and ensure a common understanding; a basic self defence workshop

Thursday 15th  – Coping with workshop… What to do if you are being bullied.

Friday 16th – Positive friendships workshop.

All workshops will run during lunchtime. Please check the posters around the school and the display board for the most up-to-date information on times and locations.

Last year we raised a fantastic £1700 as part of this week. This year let’s aim for £2000! Get behind anti-bullying week and pledge your support for a “say no to bullying” school culture.

Mrs Symes