Antibullying Week - November, 2023.
The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’. In school, we have taken part in sessions about the importance of speaking out if we see or experience bullying. This year’s campaign also addressed what ‘banter’ is and how, at times, banter can go too far and become bullying. Our Y6 Antibullying Ambassadors delivered a Collective Worship to KS2 during the week and all children have helped create a new antibullying display with different messages to help ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’.
At Ravenshead C of E Primary School we take great pride in ensuring children feel safe and happy. To enable this to happen we have lots of policies and procedures in place. One of the ways we keep children safe is through teaching children about bullying and the effects it can have.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as…
The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or online.
As a school, we always encourage children to tell an adult if they have any concerns about bullying. If they do not feel they can tell someone they can write a worry down and use our worry boxes. Every classroom has their own worry box. Alternatively adults can contact class teachers using Class Dojo and the will respond to any concerns.
We will be planning lots of activities for the children to take part in to encourage them to choose to take care of others and to show how everyone at Ravenshead C of E Primary School is united against bullying!
Our anti-bullying focus will start on MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER with ODD SOCKS DAY when children and school staff can wear odd socks to celebrate differences and uniqueness. Children will then have Collective Worships and sessions in classes based around the them ‘One Kind Word’.
Useful links for Parents and Carers:
Here are the links to all of the songs that Andy and the Odd Socks have made to support Anti-bullying Week since Odd Socks Day started.