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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

In July last year, a group of children from Bradley Barton were lucky enough to go to Newton Abbot College for a Diana Award Anti Bullying training day.  The Diana Award is the only charity that bears the name of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

It is a living legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.  Since 1999 The Diana Award has recognised over 41,000 ordinary young people who have made an extraordinary difference to their community.

 

The Diana Award is just the beginning.  Through the Diana network and the programme the children feel empowered, engaged and encouraged to keep up the good work following their training.

 

What are Anti-Bullying Ambassadors?

 

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are a group of pupils who have received training to help other children by:

Listening to them
Helping children resolve problems and worries
Helping children understand how to be a kind friend.

 

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will be on the playgrounds during lunchtimes to help anyone who seems lonely, sad or who is having a friendship difficulty.  Where issues are ongoing or complex, an adult will always work with the children affected directly.  Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will also organise activities throughout the year to:

 

Raise awareness of what bullying is
Recognise the effect it has on others
Increase self confidence
Promote good relationships
Teach the signs that someone may be being bullied and who can help with this

 

Anti Bullying Week

 

National Anti Bullying week starts on 13th November 2017

 

During this week our ambassadors will have arranged activities for you all to do in your classes which will look at

 

‘What is bullying?’

and

‘What different types of bullying can we identify?’

 

Peer Mediation

We have also taken part in peer mediation training for half a term to prepare us for our role as your Anti Bullying Ambassadors.

 

We have learned how to use restorative talks to:

talk about conflict calmly
listen to each person’s point of view
recognise the emotions felt during the conflict
help everyone involved decide on a way to repair any harm caused

 

This will help us all feel safe and confident in school.

 

How will you recognise us?

 

  • We will be on the KS1 and KS2 playground during lunchtimes.
  • We will be wearing fluorescent jackets so that we are easy to spot!
  • We will work in pairs and there will be different children on duty each day.
  • Our photos will be displayed around the school so that you can find us if you want to talk to us.
  • We will be wearing our badges.

 

What we will do……….

 

  • If we notice anyone who looks sad or lonely we will ask if we can help them.
  • If anyone has a problem which has made them feel angry or upset, we will go to the library area to talk to the people involved and have a restorative chat to resolve the situation.