School Hosts Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training
Whole School Event

Over the course of two days, Bolton School Girls’ Division hosted an Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Programme for primary and secondary school pupils which was conducted by The Diana Award Team. 

Day One saw over 120 children from 12 primary schools from across the North West attend, including Year 5 pupils from Bolton School’s Junior Boys and Junior Girls’ schools. Day Two was aimed at secondary school children and saw girls and boys from nine local schools, as well as pupils from the Girls’ Division and Boys’ Division of Bolton School, attend the event. Through presentations, short films and interactive assignments, the diligent attendees came to understand all about bullying behaviour, what it looks like and how to support those who experience it. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors; they were all looking forward to promoting zero tolerance policies and helping others in need.

The Bolton School pupils were determined to work towards all four badges in wellbeing, community action, online safety and respect.  Mr Livesley, a Junior Boys teacher at Bolton School who organised the event, said: 'The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign is something which we are really passionate about at Bolton School. It was a pleasure for us to host the event this year, allowing over 250 pupils and members of staff from schools across the region to receive training. The boys and girls in both our Junior and Senior schools thoroughly enjoyed their training day and they already have big plans for introducing themselves to the school as our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and working towards our "Wellbeing Badge". This will include: leading an whole school assembly, writing a student friendly anti-bullying policy, introducing new lunchtime activities and creating a student survey to help us address any issues our pupils may have.'

The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme is available to schools across the UK and sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. 

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