Anti-Bullying Week 2020
This week Grove School will be holding our annual ‘Anti-Bullying Week’, which is acknowledged at this time every year as a key focus across the country. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages children to take action against bullying throughout the year.
The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week is 'United Against Bullying'.
The following is an extract from the Anti Bullying website anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
We have worked with over 300 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week. Our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change:
'This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge'.
'Anti-Bullying Week is no different. 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'.
There are a number of activities that will be taking place throughout the week including:
Friendship bracelet making, special circle times, acting out scenarios, interactive videos, designing and starring in vlogs.
This week the children in nursery have thought about Anti-Bullying and how we are all different and all special. We have celebrated our differences by making odd socks for our friends and by wearing odd socks when we came to nursery!
For Anti-bullying week, Reception have been thinking about how to be a kind friend. We have been smiling at our friends and giving compliments, we made frienship bracelets and on Friendship Friday, we even made friendship biscuits for our friends. We wrote thank you messages for our friends.
Year 1 have been thinking about how unkind words can affect the way a person feels about themselves. We did an activity where we had a beautiful paper heart, but every time we heard an unkind word the beautiful heart was squashed in our hands. Eventually the heart was so squashed and wrinkled that it could no longer be smoothed out, showing that there are long term affects when people are unkind to others.
We have also been drawing around our hands and writing kind, positive words on them. We are all different and we should all be treated equally and fairly by all people. Year 1 are determined to say no to bullying!
This week in Year 2 we have been focusing on how we can make a change to help stop bullying at Grove. We have all written pledges to explain how we are going to continue to be a good friend and we made sure they linked to the Grove expectations.
Year 3 made antibullying pledges. The children then read their pledges to the class.
Year 4 have been looking at what we should do if we feel as though we are being bullied or are concerned that someone else is being bullied. We started by looking at the 4 factors that show us that somebody is being bullied and then used this to think about what we can do to stop this. The children were really reflective about the Grove Expectations and what they can do to help. The children then used this to make a Vlog of their advice, as well as a display to help children to remember what they can do.
For Anti Bullying Week year 6 watched an interactive video where the pupils had to make choices about what they would do in different situations. 6 Green came to the unanimous concensus that telling a teacher was the very best outcome to get the problem resolved.
6 Green made pledges as to how the change would start with them.