A Valentine's Day for Positivity

Every year, four young people are selected from a wide variety of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors trained in Northern Ireland to represent the voices of young people and contribute to The Diana Award’s strategy of engaging young people.

What if we used Valentine's Day as a day for inclusiveness and positivity?

The Northern Ireland Youth Board undertake monthly tasks in promoting anti-bullying work in their schools.

For February, the Youth Board conducted an activity on Valentine’s Day that was designed to be inclusive for all students and staff and promote kindness for all.

Rachel from Loreto Grammar School in County Tyrone led a presentation for her fellow students all about how to feel good about yourself on Valentine's Day, a day which can be challenging for many. You can view the full presentation by clicking here. Who knows, you may even get some new ideas to incorporate into your own life!

Kathryn from County Armagh conducted a 'Feel Good Friday,' the week before Valentine's Day on Friday lunchtime at her school. "I decorated the quiet room with lights, balloons and quotes which were linked to love. We had a number of different stations including a food stall with buns and sweets, a compliments board, a chat stall and another creative stall linked to love.

Myself and other Anti-Bullying Ambassadors handed out love hearts and kind quote cards around the school last week as well, which encouraged pupils to show love to their peers. The event was a great success with over 150 attending!"

It's always fantastic to hear of the wide variety of activities our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and Youth Board Members are leading in their schools to promote kindness and inclusiveness. Especially on a day like Valentine's Day.

Have you been running any anti-bullying events in your school? We'd love to hear about them! Be sure to share them with us on social media by tagging @AntiBullyingPro