ANTI-BULLYING WEEK & WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

This week, all Island schools have been involved in promoting anti-bullying – as part of the Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education (PSHCE) programme.

On Wednesday 23 November 2016, students of Prince Andrew School hosted a whole school assembly as part of annual Anti-Bullying Week – to raise awareness of the issue of bullying.  This assembly was planned and delivered by the students themselves. Similar awareness assemblies were also held in all three Primary Schools.

Throughout the week, PSHCE lessons in all schools were focussed on increasing awareness of bullying.  These lessons included developing students’ understanding of what is bullying, the different types of bullying and what can be done to address it.

Schools have also been involved this week in the White Ribbon Campaign, raising awareness of violence against women.  This has also been promoted through school assemblies and taking part in activities surrounding this cause which included children forming a ‘White Ribbon’ in their schools.  At Prince Andrew School, students have also been having lessons on defining domestic abuse and violence throughout the week in Life Studies lessons.  Some students from Prince Andrew School will also be participating in the ceremony at the Mule yard this afternoon to show their support for this campaign.

All schools are proud to be supporting these awareness campaigns and welcome any input from relevant agencies – looking forward to working together in the future on these issues.

SHG

25 November 2016

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