Anti-bullying weekPosted: 19th November 2019
A week dedicated to the anti-bullying message saw young children explore their differences.
During Anti-bullying Week, pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy learnt the definition of bullying, who they can go to for support, which behaviours are friendly and unfriendly and how to promote a happy and safe school environment.
Children were also reminded of the STOP initiative where if they are hurt Several Times On Purpose, they should Start Telling Other People.
Year 2 adopted a Change Starts With Us initiative where pupils add a classmate’s name to a wall to acknowledge they have shown kindness.
The whole school also took part in Odd Socks Day, giving an opportunity to highlight and celebrate differences between them.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We started the week with a remembrance assembly where we spoke about why we remember people who fought in wars. We spoke about it being our duty to do everything we can to make the world more peaceful, one person at a time.
“By wearing odd socks, we are showing each other that we are all different. We compared our socks and then compared the colour of the skin on our arms. The children realised even if they think they have got the same skin colour as the next person, they have not. It is about celebrating difference and learning about each other. If everyone did that, we would not have wars.
“But, we also shared the message that we should respect those who go to war as they are doing it for us.”
Donations from the odd sock day are being put towards buying a friendship bench for the school.