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Reach Out and Show Each Other Support

Posted at 10:02 am on 29th November, 2022

Anti-bullying Week at Wellacre

Every year Wellacre supports the national Anti-Bullying Week and this year the theme ‘Reach Out’ reminded everyone whether in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. 

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The week kicked off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November, where all students and staff were invited to wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique!

We also launched a competition to design a football shirt or poster to highlight key messages of Anti-bullying Week with the chance to play a FIFA23 tournament against Mr Dougherty, Inclusion Assistant.

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We were delighted to receive lots of entries with students reflecting the key messages about anti-bullying, inclusion and support, through a series of colourful and thoughtful designs.  Congratulations to our winners: Brady, Miles and Jack, Year 7, Finley, Year 8, and Jaidyn and Billy, Year 9. 

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Year 7 Brady said:

“I wanted to include loads of messages on how to stop bullying in my football shirt design and to say it’s not ok to be a bully.”

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The competition successfully raised awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week as part of a wider range of activities in school including the recruitment of Wellacre Buddies who will act as Peer Mentors, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Wellbeing Ambassadors (Year 7 - 10), Anti-Bullying assemblies, and a reminder of support available at Wellacre. 

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Mr Dougherty, Inclusion Assistant, said:

“We were so impressed with the number of designs we received and how our students promoted anti-bullying practice.  At Wellacre, we continually focus on our students’ mental health and wellbeing, and the Anti-Bullying Week initiative helps us raise awareness of all the support available as well as celebrating diversity, equality and inclusion.”

Everyone has the right to feel happy, safe, and respected and we encourage all students to tell someone or use Wellacre’s school reporting system by emailing care(at) using their school email address.

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For help and support, please see Wellacre’s website for Mental Health Awareness and LGBT Inclusion. 

Principal Mrs Sharrock said:

“We are telling school and I am delighted to hear about the widespread participation in Anti-Bullying Week events.”

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