On Wednesday 14th September, 8 of our pupils took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award at Cranleigh School. Young people, aged 11-17, 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.
Commenting on the training, Kyra Stout said, “the training was fun, informative and enjoyable”, Bella Groce said, “it helped change some of my perceptions”, and Ana Hume-Christophers said, “it was fun, helpful and educational.”
Pictured (left to right): Gina (Trainer), Evie Hogan, Bella Groce, Ana Hume-Christophers, Carla Biehler, Georgia Scott, Laura Ridley, Kyra Stout, Maxi Maintzer and Clio (trainer).