Anti-bullying week Takes place in November Each year
Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week runs for a week each Novemeber. ABA (Anti Bullying Alliance) will hold Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week.
Magna Carta takes part in this event to raise awareness and to raise funds to buy more anti-bullying books and resources to enrich our PSHE curriculum. We encourage pupils and staff to wear odd socks to school during the campaign to show their support. We ask that anyone who takes part in Odd Socks Day, donates whatever they can afford. In the last few years, we raised money for a friendship bench (Buddy Bench) for the playground. This is well used each week. We also raised funds for new books for our class libraries.
Articles 15 and 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child state that:
You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others. Article 15
You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind. Article 19
Please see our Anti-bullying curriculum by clicking on the PSHE tab within Wider Curriculum.