Meet Millennium’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors!
On 15th October, the ambassadors took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award at Cobham Hall. Children from different primary schools worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours towards bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and in real life.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitudes surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. As a group, the ambassadors decided they will work towards achieving the 'Wellbeing badge' for our school.
The ambassadors have introduced ‘Feel Good Friday’ which is a day all about giving as many compliments as you can to children and adults. There is also music that is played during lunch time every Friday in the hall to encourage children to feel happy. Children in each class have been creating their own happy emojis and anti-bullying posters at home which will be selected to be displayed on the bus windows in the playground. The ambassadors will meet with Timbercorft ambassadors in the New Year to discuss future charity events that could be held to encourage children’s wellbeing.