Anti-Bullying Week 2022 took place on Monday 14th – Friday 18th November with the theme ‘Reach Out’. The student council organised various activities for the whole school to participate in. Children wore odd socks to school to celebrate what makes us unique. Each class discussed what bullying is, and the importance of reporting it. Classes discussed caring friendships, respectful relationships and online safety. The children also wrote poems inspired by the theme “reach out”, designed their ideal playground that would be inclusive and they participated in team games and decorated posters to promote anti-bullying week.

Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out. Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. Reach out and consider a new approach. And it doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities. It takes courage, but it can change lives.

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