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Children from Heronswood Primary School abandoned their school uniform this week and instead wore blue clothing to help raise awareness of the National Anti-Bullying Week (14TH- 19TH November).


Throughout this week, children and staff from across the school will be working with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to use their ‘Power for Good’ to continue to make a stand against bullying. 


Anti-Bullying week was launched at Heronswood by PC Neil Sharpe, who came into school and spoke to all the children, from Reception up to Year 6 about different types of bullying and how everyone needs to stand up against bullies.  PC Sharpe spoke about how individually and collectively children, staff and parents can stop bullying and create the best environment possible within schools but also in local communities.


In classrooms, the children will continue to learn about how bullying can be prevented, especially relating to online bullying and internet safety. Pupils will learn ways in which they can use their powers and how they can take steps to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.


The School Council at Heronswood, have worked together to plan different events and activities which they wanted to focus on during Anti- Bullying week.  Teachers have listened to the ideas, to make sure the needs of the children are being addressed. This week will end with specially designed self-defence classes run by Winspers Martial Arts.


Mrs Mikolajczyk, the lead for PSHE said, “We believe it is essential that we raise awareness around bullying, especially as our children and parents have little or no experience of it. 


The children have enjoyed working with people in the local community to further their understanding of the different types of bullying and strategies to use if they feel it is happening to them or someone they know. Each class has made a promise to make a stand against bullying at the school and have collectively made an anti- bullying pledge. The whole week has been a fun and engaging way to highlight an extremely important message to our children.”






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