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Anti-Bullying Ambassador School of the Month

Posted at 10:11 am on 18th July, 2019

Reward for Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

We are delighted to announce that The Diana Award have named Wellacre their Anti-Bullying Ambassador School of the Month for July 2019. 

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The co-ordinators of the charity’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme contacted Wellacre to inform us of this achievement.  The work of our Anti-Bullying Ambassador team resulted in Wellacre being selected out of a pool of over 1000 active Anti-Bullying Ambassador schools.

Year 10 Alfie, as leader of the team, spoke with The Diana Award recently to provide an update about all the hard work they have been doing over the last few months and years. 

Eleanor Marsea, The Diana Award Aftercare and Accreditation Coordinator, said:

“You have really hit the ground running and the amount of work you’ve done is amazing.  All of your campaigns have been really inclusive, looking at topics such as body positivity and sign language as themes. We loved hearing about the positive use of technology and your plans to make short films which will gather further support for the work in the coming months.”

Alfie received recognition for visiting his former primary school to share Wellacre’s Anti-Bullying mission with them and to ensure pupils felt happy and confident in moving up into secondary school in the Autumn.

The team impressed The Diana Award with the anti-bullying photo campaign they have delivered this term, which focused on ‘what makes you different?’  To celebrate individuality and equality, they asked staff to share what makes them individual. They created a colourful display in order to break down barriers and make teachers more approachable, and to encourage students to grow in confidence and embrace their differences.

From interactive sessions on Mental Health Awareness and Body Positivity to learning sign language in Deaf Awareness Week, this group has been recognised for taking anti-bullying work to the next level and making a huge impact on the culture of the whole school.

Mr Dougherty, Assistant Head of House, said:

“I am so proud of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and the work we are doing together.  They are successfully engaging Wellacre students, families and the local community in their campaign to communicate an anti-bullying culture and ethos, both on and offline and are continuing in their training to provide robust support to their peers.”