Empowered to help those being bulliedPosted: 3rd December 2020
Young people have been empowered to help others who may be being bullied.
Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy looked at identifying bullying during Anti-Bullying Week.
Throughout the week, when pupils were working from home –
- Year 1 pupils watched a video of how Topsy and Tim helped their friend when he was being bullied. They were able to look at examples of the bullying and discuss and review with their parents some of the strategies taught in school to help if they or another pupil experience bullying
- Year 2 pupils focused their learning on how to be a good friend
- Year 3 pupils designed odd socks to represent that everyone is unique
- Year 4 pupils had thought-provoking discussions via Teams about the effects of bullying
When pupils returned to school, they donated £2 each to take part in Odd Socks Day. The money raised will be spent on more resources and books to support the school’s anti-bullying curriculum, as well as going towards a friendship bench.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “We only have three rules at Magna Carta: Be Safe, Be Kind and Work Hard. They are in that order for a reason. Other than being safe and keeping others safe, how we treat each other is more important than how successful we are in our learning.
“There could be bullying in any school and in any workplace. At Magna Carta, we say to our pupils and staff that if anyone hurts them physically or emotionally, Several Times On Purpose, they should Start Telling Other People.
“We take part in this initiative every year because it offers an opportunity for children to see and celebrate the uniqueness of themselves and each other.”