Anti-bullying week at FarlingtonNovember 28, 2018
Farlington School has been taking part in Anti-Bullying Week with a number of organised activities. The week kicked off with Odd Socks Day: an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique. Some very colourful socks were worn!
Our Wellbeing representatives organised a Pledge Board, so that students could commit to choosing respect and be specific about what they will do to tackle bullying. A Celebration Board has been put up to feature positive and celebratory comments on post-it notes. In Lifeskills lessons, bullying, including cyberbullying, will be addressed, with practical guidance given.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance which is behind the week-long initiative believes that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand the definition of respect; that bullying is a behaviour choice and that we can respectfully disagree with each other and that we all need to choose to respect each other both face-to-face and online.