Manchester Academy helped to stamp out bullying with a host of activities as part of Anti-Bullying Week (14th-18th November.)
Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the annual event helps schools across the UK to focus on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
This year’s theme is ‘Power for Good,’ with the key aims of supporting children and young people to stop bullying, helping parents and carers to support children with issues relating to bullying and encouraging all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.
At Manchester Academy, activities included:
- Anti-Bullying assemblies with a theme of ‘looking after ourselves’
- Peer support training by Actionwork (a member of the Anti-bullying Alliance) for the school’s six newly appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
- Staff training on Anti-Bullying by Actionwork, providing an overview of bullying and cyberbullying, anti-bullying strategies and how to recognise/respond to bullying
- Interactive roadshows with a focus on bullying and e-safety, involving music, song, dance and performance
- Free competitions for students, with priority entry in the Actionwork Anti-Bullying Week competition sponsored by Groupcall
Welcoming Anti-Bullying Week, Manchester Academy Principal Andy Griffin said:
“Here at Manchester Academy we have a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and work hard to ensure that all of our students are able to learn in a safe, caring environment. We fully support Anti-Bullying Week, which helps to shine the spotlight on this issue and encourages us all to work together to stamp it out.”