On Wednesday 8th November a group of children took part in an online anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award. The children worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in our school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both off and online.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme, which is available to schools across the UK, sees facilitators working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond. The Programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with facilitators 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. The next step is for them to share their action plan with the Headteacher and get started in their roles. We can’t wait to hear what they have planned!
About The Diana Award
The Diana Award benefits from the support of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Sussex and was founded as a lasting legacy to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world. The charity fosters, develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through four key programmes which include; a mentoring programme for young people at risk, a youth-led Anti-Bullying Ambassadors campaign, a collaborative Changemakers programme that aims to reimagine mental health support for young people from racialised communities and a prestigious award which publicly recognises young changemakers – The Diana Award.
About The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign
The Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Campaign involves several projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of its main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme, which has trained over 50,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.