Students and staff at Joyce Frankland promote anti-bullying week

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 November 2016

Anti-bullying Joyce Frankland

Anti-bullying Joyce Frankland

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Students and staff at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport, took part in National Anti-Bullying Alliance Week from November 14 to 18.

Anti-bullying Joyce FranklandAnti-bullying Joyce Frankland

A team of students from all years, led by year 11 anti-bullying prefects, was put together by assistant principal Lauren Woods.

Their challenge was to spread awareness of anti-bullying using the 2016 slogan Power For Good. There were posters displayed around the school, activities and assemblies and drop in sessions for people affected by bullying - which will now be continued. These were held at lunchtimes with tea and biscuits.

There was also a discussion on the danger of “banter” becoming bullying. As a finale for the week, the team decided to promote the theme: “wear something blue for anti-bullying.” The principal, Gordon Farquhar, agreed to relax the make-up and nail varnish rules, providing it was blue. Some students came fully dressed in blue, complete with blue face paint.

Ms Woods said: “All in all, the combination of awareness activities led to some excellent discussions with students of all ages taking part. The week was a real success.”

This report was written by the school’s anti-bullying publicity team: Hettie Garnham, year 10, from Stocking Pelham, Darren Martin, year 11, from Ford End, Sarah Salkeld, year nine and Eddie Davies, year 10 both from Dunmow and Oliver Dorn, year 11 from Littlebury.

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