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All Equal, All Different Competition Winner

Posted at 2:56 pm on 30th January, 2018

Daniel wins competition to raise awareness of diversity and equality

The message “All Equal, All Different” was clear from the winner of Wellacre’s Anti-Bullying Week competition, announced in a special assembly last week.

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Year 8  student, Daniel Caldeira, designed a powerful Equality and Diversity poster and won a Trafford Centre voucher, which was presented to him in assembly.

Daniel said:

“I think it’s unfair to hear of young people being ridiculed for being different; I entered the competition to encourage people to be more understanding and reduce bullying. I was really happy to hear I’d won!”

Students were asked to produce a creative piece of work to highlight the theme of anti-bullying, diversity and equality, from a song or rap, to a poem or poster.  The competition, which attracted a range of entries from students across the school, raised awareness of the key messages from Anti-Bullying Week as part of a wider range of activities.

During Anti-Bullying Week, Wellacres’ Anti-Bullying Ambassadors delivered ‘Diversity and Equality’ assemblies to all year groups and promoted both their lunchtime drop-in sessions and the new confidential ‘Record it, Report it, Don’t support it’ bullying incidents post box in the Pastoral Base.

RESPECT lessons were also undertaken by all students, with the re-launch of the Anti-Bullying Charter, which was signed by each tutor group and displayed.  Each form then created a poster to highlight the importance of supporting the national Anti-Bullying Week event.

This year’s theme of “All Equal, All Different” supported schools in celebrating difference and diversity, bringing young people together to celebrate what makes them and others unique, and helping create a respectful, kind and inclusive environments both off and online for each other.

Phil Pemberton, Vice Principal, said:

“We were really impressed by the students engagement with Anti-Bullying Week and the entries for our competition.  It is important that our students recognise bullying behaviour and know what to do or where to turn if they need help.  At Wellacre, we are committed to anti-bullying practice and we are proud of the work and effort of our students in promoting an inclusive environment where they can feel safe and happy.”

The Anti-Bullying Week competition adds to Wellacre’s continued focus on our students’ mental health and wellbeing, with initiatives to provide support, raise awareness and celebrate diversity and equality.  

Initiatives include the work Wellacre are completing to achieve The Proud Trust’s Rainbow Flag Award.  Student Wellbeing Ambassadors have also been appointed to further support Wellacre’s Inclusion Team.

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