A selection of GFM pupils from Brune Park and Bay House took part in Anti-Bullying Ambassador training run by The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a charity based on Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world. The award itself is presented to members of the public for: kindness, compassion and service to others.
Our pupils were taking part in the Anti-Bullying Ambassador training and join over 35,000 pupils nationally who have successfully completed the training which was the idea of Alex, 16, from Milton Keynes who had suffered homophobic and racist abuse and decided he would use his friends and peers to do something about it.
Before the session pupils identified a range of key aims for the group including:
Making sure all pupils feel safe
Listening to pupils so that they know people care
Preventing racist language
And, many of the ambassadors set themselves key personal aims including:
Being more approachable
Finding a way to make someone smile when they are down
Providing emotional support
Helping people regardless of if they are a friend
Building people back up after they have been bullied
Pupils took part in a range of activities to help them identify bullying and how to help before they decided upon how they will run their own campaigns to eradicate bullying. They were particularly keen to separate bullying from banter.
Please see the banter versus bullying poster below. If you would like more information please visit https://www.antibullyingpro.com/ or https://diana-award.org.uk/