Anti Bullying Ambassadors
On 21st September 2021, year 6 pupils took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award at Gargrave School. Young people, aged 10 and 11, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in our school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and off.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.