Welcome to out Anti-Bullying Ambassadors' Page
Monday 9th January 2018
Last term I asked the year 5 and 6 children to write to me to apply for the new year's role as Anti-bullying Ambassador. I was exceptionally pleased with the letters I had, showing just how thoughtful and dedicated the children in our school are about things being fair and the children feeling safe and having fun. I also opened up a competition for the whole school to design a slogan for us to use and have in our school all about bullying. Again, I was blown away with the effort and ideas put into these pieces of work. Below you will find the 3 winning designs, which will be clearly displayed on our ABA display board. I am sure you will agree that they are worthy winners!
Monday 27th November 2017
Today, the whole school attended an assembly on Anti-Bullying, performed by Firehorse Productions called 'The B Word'. This was incredibly informative and helped to educate the children about what to do if they ever witness bullying, both inside and outside of school.
Wednesday 15th November 2017
This week, the children have taken part in a wide range of activities to raise their awareness of anti-bullying. Today in Year 5, we have been discussing the different forms that bullying takes using a Pixar called ‘For the Birds.’ We then discussed how we are all different in this class but together, we fit together to make 5LC - our fantastic class where every individual is valued.
Thursday 9th November 2017
Next week is the national Anti-Bullying Week, which we will be focusing on during school time. The theme this year is 'All Different; All Equal'. We will be celebrating every child, looking at all the things which make them special and different to their peers, yet still equal. The Monday of ABW is 'Odd Socks Day' - the children have been asked to come to school in their normal uniform (on the weekly newsletter), however to wear odd socks (in bright colours if they can) or bright and different tights. I am looking forward to seeing all the different combinations there will be!
Wednesday 24th May 2017
In dark days like our city experienced yesterday, we must all remember to stick together and support each other. Be kind. Be helpful. Be there. This quote I saw all over the internet yesterday and I feel it really sums up the Greater Manchester spirit very well.
Monday 24th April 2017
This weekend was the London Marathon and the link charity this year is Heads Together. I am sure you have seen lots of coverage of this charity recently and the work their Ambassadors have been doing to try and encourage people to open up talking to someone about issues that are troubling them. It is important to reach out in order to feel better and try and help develop coping strategies. At school, we encourage the children to find someone trusted to talk to and have CAMHS for children who need to be referred for more specialist support. Here is the link to their fabulous charity, where you will find video clips of people (such as the Royals and Lady Gaga) discussing their own personal experiences. I hope you find this useful. Children, also remember that the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are there to help you too. Sitting on the Buddy Bench will be an easy way for them to find you, unless you find them first.
Thursday 2nd March 2017
As part of our 'Random Acts of Kindness' Week, the children in the school all wrote down a short poem which described to them what 'Kindness is...' It will come as no surprise that the children in our school thought of some fantastic and really well thought through ideas. I have put together a combination of some of them here below. I am sure you will agree they are lovely.
Kindness is bringing hope into someone’s heart,
Kindness can fill a space in the heart,
Kindness is there to make the world a better place,
Kindness is what makes you who you are,
Kindness is spreading a smile across someone’s face,
Kindness makes the world go round,
Kindness is brightening up someone’s day,
Kindness will make you a friend,
Kindness can spread around the world,
Kindness keeps love alive,
Kindness is giving to those who have less,
Kindness is more than just letters,
Kindness is holding the world up,
Kindness is always somewhere deep in your heart,
Kindness is never ending,
Kindness is worth more than money,
Kindness is like a wish come true,
Kindness is helping others who need you,
Kindness is sharing the 5Cs,
Kindness is where you consider people before yourself,
Kindness is the greatest gift,
Kindness makes you warm inside,
Kindness will make you smile so much your cheeks hurt,
Kindness should be everywhere,
Kindness is a way to bring friendship together,
Kindness is a feeling no one will ever forget,
Kindness is forever and never ends,
Kindness is free.
Monday 6th February 2017
Next week, (6-10th Feb) is National Random Acts of Kindness Week at our school - it is actually the week after but as this is half term we thought we would do it now. I am sure you will agree that being on the receiving end of kindness makes you smile, feel happy and most certainly more positive. As a school, the children have a super outlook on supporting one another and looking for ways to help their peers or make them feel better. the challenge I would like to set for this week is to see how many 'random acts of kindness' you can accomplish. Try to look for those people who need cheering up, those people in your class who you wouldn't usually talk to, or people who are stuck with a problem am might need some help.
If you would like to read about how random acts of kindness can really have a positive effect on people, have a look at https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ and see the stories on there.
How do you think these people felt when they had someone give a random act of kindness to them? https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/the-kindness-blog/2932-our-favorite-2015-kindness-moments
Here are some examples:
Hope you all receive at least 1, and give at least 1, random act of kindness next week! Enjoy!
Anti-bullying Ambassadors' Box
As part of our training, one of the ideas was to have a box where children can put in a message for the Ambassadors, who will then try and help them. As a group we liked this idea and now have our very own blue box by our display. The Ambassadors will be checking this regularly on their way out to lunch (all of the children are in the same playground for the 1st half of lunch therefore they can endeavour to find the children and help them).
Thursday 3rd November 2017
This is a new project which we have set up this year. The Diana Award trains children in schools all over the country to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and we have been lucky enough to secure training for our upper juniors. Prior to the training, the children were required to apply formally to be selected as one of our school ambassadors. I was over whelmed with the number of children who signed up to be considered and a lucky 20 were selected to embark on this new and extremely important project. Today the children received a full day of training, equipping them with skills, information and reasons as to why and how they can help all of the children at our school. Paul (The Diana Award trainer) was thrilled with the enthusiasm and suggestions the group had and I am very excited to see how our fantastic ambassadors can work together this year to introduce new ideas. If any children feel they would like help with issues which are bothering them, as well as talking to a member of staff, they now have a dedicated team of their peers who they can approach. Here are some pictures to show what we did and to familiarise yourselves with our fabulous team!