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Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey - July 2015, Caitlin wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: we have held a parents evening to let them know who we are and what we are about and how we deal dealing bulling situation. We also had an Anti-Bulling competition across both sites were students had to wright a poem or a rap to do with bullying and they won a £20 gift voucher to spend.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel?: Being an Anti-Bulling Ambassador is amazing, I love it, I love seeing the smiles on people faces, I love knowing that I have made a difference to someones life. I know what it feels like and this journey helping others is helping me as well, so I have the best of both worlds and I wouldn't miss the chance of being an Anti-Bulling Ambassador for the world and I thank you for this opportunity xx
Basildon Upper Academy - July 2015, Lauren wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: Since being trained, our school had a selected a few students who attended the Twitter headquarters in London to talk about Internet safety. We also got trained as peer mentors to help children in local primary schools who get bullied.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : It makes me feel important and responsible, as well as proud that as part of the anti buying team we've made a difference
Longdendale High School - July 2015, Anna and Oliver wrote...
Our names are Anna and Oliver. We are Longdendale High School's senior Anti-Bullying Ambassador's. Our role means that we work very closely with the teachers, supporting them to help reduce bullying within the school community. Today we had our first meeting since our training day with Paul earlier this month. We thought it would be appropriate to give you a list of actions we are hoping to achieve by the end of this year. This is a rough draft of activities and proposals to stop bullying for all. Today is our final day before the holidays so we wanted to cover the basics of what we want to do this school year. As we are Year 10's just about to go into Year 11, this is our final chance to make a difference to Longdendale.
We want to start September by having our official launch, by going into the schools assemblies and talking about the exact definition of bullying. To tell everyone who we are, how to notice us by our specific lanyards (light blue for the smile team/ purple for the Anti Bullying Ambassadors.) Also we want to tell the students exactly where to find us, in our new base which is being renovated and designed later on this year. We also have one of our students making a ''post your problems box'' this was taken from the videos we watched at the training, however we decided to change the name to appeal to our students. The "post your problems" box will be checked regularly; everyday by the students on our rota. We intend to have our box situated in the anti-bullying base for all students to access.
In October, we are going to work on the National Smile Day, in which we will work closely with the smile team and ensure we have a day where everyone smiles at a certain amount of people they don't know in school, to make everyone happier and feel a closer bond to one another. We also want to have a poster competition, ready for Anti Bullying week. The best poster would then be place around school to promote Anti Bullying week. Unfortunately, we are not entirely sure of exactly what we could do, but our team would love to part take in something for the 15th Anniversary of the Diana Award.
As we get into November, it gradually becomes a busy month. With Anti Bullying Week on the 16th-20th, we have a few ideas for events and activities that students could take part in although, we haven't got a set idea as to yet for the biggest event for the anti bullying team school calendar. However we are thinking of buying some of the anti bullying wristbands to sell, therefore raising money which could be used to build and improve our anti-bullying facilities. In November, we are looking at both the "World Hello Day" and the "World Kindness Day".
December, this is a fun time of the year for our team as we are looking at creating an advent calendar, placed in all tutors around school. this calendar would have 24 days on, each day students would pick the note out of the door. This would have an activity for the students to do in tutor, for example "give a student a positive compliment". We also intend on having a compliment stocking, seen in our leadership guide. Another idea would be that we would have a Christmas tree, in a main area of school, by which students would decorate with a compliment or thank you bauble to students or teachers.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey (west) - June 2015, Caitlin wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: We have run a parents evening to let parents know that their child is always welcome to our Anti-Bulling room. We informed parents that the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have a rota and try and deal with any issues of bullying. Those that come to our room are encouraged to express their feelings on paper by drawing.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : Really happy because I get to make a difference and help others. Seeing others happy makes me smile.
The King's School - May 2015, Erin wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: We have done many assemblies to the younger years to make them aware that bullying is unacceptable, and if it occurs we are here to help. We have also done an assembly on homophobia as it is a very widespread issue at our school. Since these assemblies we have seen many positive improvements on these issues.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : It makes me feel that I'm doing good. Before I became an Anti-Bullying Ambassador I would still use my place as an older student to have authority in making sure students payed attention, however wearing my Anti-Bullying Ambassador lanyard has helped people to understand why I'm standing in the way of their bad behaviour.
Sprowston Community High School - May 2015, Carol wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: Since our training we run regular assemblies and workshops this includes taking our work into our cluster schools.
Sprowston High Schools Anti-Bullying Ambassadors workshops entail: Introduction/Role Play/Why people Bully/Scenarios/Affects of bullying/Work stations running different activities/Problem box/Reflection
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : As an anti-bullying trainer within the school it makes me very proud to be able to promote our work to the community.
Newbridge College - May 2015, Aiveen wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: We have done lots of work ...... We have done compliment sheets where you take a compliment off of the sheet and give it to someone.
We have put post-it notes on everyone's locker in the school with a comment on it like "your smile lights up my day".
We have done a school charter where everyone in the school signed a contract to stop bullying in our school.
We took part in Safer Internet Day where we educated all the junior years in our school about online safety.
We held a training day in our school where more then 100 students were trained.
We invited a local primary school into our school where we told them or all the work they can do in there school to stop bullying.
We set up a support system within our school where we asked them to list all the people they could turn to for support.
We set up a "chill" room where students can go for lunch if they want to go to a quiet place to relax and rewind they can do it in peace. It is monitored by ambassadors in the school.
We have an email address for students to anomalously report bullying which is monitored by ambassadors.
We had an Anti-Bullying room at our schools open evening for all incoming students where they could learn a bit about our program.
We asked all the students in the school to take a picture of their favourite part of the school and asked them to post it on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag Our NC
At each of our schools parent teacher meeting where we had an interactive e-safety lesson where we educated the parents about social media privacy setting and the dangers online. We did this using iPads and short leaflets.
We held a balloon launch where each class wrote a kind message which we put inside of balloons and launched them into the sky.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : Being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador makes me feel like I have almost like a super power. I feel like I can change my school and my community. I feel like I make the school a happier place which makes me happy. I also feel like our work is noticed and every student and teacher is proud of the work which makes me feel proud of the group who do all the hard work to make a difference.
Portmarnock Community School - May 2015, Cara wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: We've been having lots of anti-bullying meetings between the schools council and we had a Random Act Of Kindness Day. We put posters up around the school about being happy and we handed out Pens as a random act of kindness.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : It makes me feel important as there is only 6 of us in my school that are anti bullying ambassadors.
Alfreton Grange Arts College - May 2015, Julie wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: I have patrolled the school to help out students that are feeling down. I have also done a huge amount of fundraising by putting on a take that tribute night, setting up Christmas and summer fairs as well doing a sponsored shirt swap challenge with our co-ordinator Lisa. Overall from these events I have raised around £2000. I have also travelled to schools in our local area to give assemblies about the anti-bullying program and transitions to new schools this also includes doing assemblies frequently in my own school.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : It feels good to be able to help people and knowing that they aren't going through the same thing you did is the best feeling in the world.
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School - April 2015, Beverley wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: Once trained the Ambassadors felt that it would be good to start off by creating power points to explain what bullying is and facts around bullying. We have Ambassadors in every tutor group and they went on to show their presentation to their tutor group, leading discussions and explanations on the types of bullying and causes. The Ambassadors also showed their presentation in a year 7 assembly and are currently preparing for a year 8 assembly to present their work.
During the assembly Ambassadors held up signs that they created to show who they are which will be displayed around the school and spoke about their roles as Ambassadors. One initiative the Ambassadors led was to turn the Childline number into a catchy song which they sang with year 7's during the assembly to help them remember the number. This went down very well and all students thought it was very good.
Our Ambassadors are also planning a second year 7 assembly where they will launch a creative writing and poster competition. The creative writing competition will ask students to write their best song/rap about bullying to win a prize. The winning posters from the poster competition will be put up around the school to remind students that bullying is unacceptable. The winners will then be able to choose their prize from a selection of prizes ranging from a £10 voucher or £10 on your lunch card.
In addition to those we also have a noticeboard to display our work and important messages which gets used and updated regularly. This is up in our main corridor for everyone to see, all presentations and work created gets put up on this board.
We meet as a group every week to share ideas and discuss our progress over the past 5 months. We have set some future plans in place which include students helping to review the current anti-bullying policy, buddy up with new students and share the anti-bullying ethos with them. There are open days coming up and Ambassadors plan to speak about opportunities and further training with Diana Award for new students. We will also be arranging a presentation for year 6's to show them how they can get involved in anti-bullying work and prepare them for year 7.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel? : As a member of staff I have seen the Ambassadors grow with confidence. For them to get involved and lead of the initiatives shows their growth and passion. For one Ambassador in particular speaking over the phone with the Diana Award team and delivering presentations and assemblies was something that she would never have had the confidence to do before being trained. They have all grown in confidence and have loads of ideas to include the rest of the school in their work.
Alec Hunter Academy - April 2015, Casey-Rae wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: Since the training we held a meeting to discuss what had happened during the training and what sort of things we will be doing after the holidays. On the last week of school before the holidays, we spent every day making a PowerPoint ready for assemblies on the week back. Myself and a few friends are doing assemblies for KS3 (year 7, 8 and 9) to educate them on what bullying actually is, what we got up to at the training, and what were going to be doing in the future to support anti-bullying. Students are going to have the oppertunity at the end of the assemblies to let us know if they are interested in becoming ambassadors so we can soon give them further details.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel?: being an Anti Bullying Ambassador makes me feel proud. I never thought I would do something like this, I have always been up for helping other people but didn't have the confidence to do it all properly. Im happy to be apart of the team and im ready for everything planned!
St Angela's Ursuline School - April 2015, Mabel wrote...
Tell us about the anti-bullying work you've done in your school since you were trained: Since I was trained my school has done a variety of work, the start of my school year was action packed and we did things like bake sales, cinema screenings, releasing balloons for Anti-bullying Week. We then started to do things based on world events, like on valentines day we did a cookie sale where we sold love heart shape cookies and let our friends know how much we care about them.
How does being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador make you feel?: Being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador makes me feel happy about the impact I'm making in my school and the world, just putting a smile on another persons face fills me with joy.
Do you think the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have made a difference to your school? How?: Definitely! It has impacted the way people interact with each other, and people are even more friendly and approachable it brings other people together in multiple ways, my school is more peaceful than ever before.