Recently the children took part in a number of events and activities in recognition of national Anti-bullying Week. Designed to promote positive messages around respect and well-being, the activities were broad-ranging, targeted to chime with different age groups, and a mixture of things organised by staff and the children themselves. Projects included a selection of short videos created by Year 6 children to promote discussion within Years 5 and 6, a special anti-bullying form assembly from 5W and a Headmaster’s assembly on a similar theme. Year 8s visited Year 3 and 4 form groups, having designed their own activities to promote positive behaviour towards each other and focus on specific areas of the anti-bullying message. One of the most high adrenaline activities involved the children watching extreme mountain biker Rob Poyser in action. Rob wove his impressive bike skills into a talk along important themes such as overcoming obstacles, being a positive person and what to do to get support and help.
The week also witnessed a number of forays by Prep school children into Pre-prep for some especially targeted group sessions. Form 5W performed versions of their anti-bullying assembly to different Pre-prep groups, whilst a group of Year 7 children created and delivered their own Pre-prep workshop which focused on what it is to be a good friend.