Anti-Bullying Week 2023 took place from Monday 13th - Friday 17th November. The theme was Make A Noise About Bullying. The week kicked off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th November, where adults and children wore odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.
In 2023, we were thrilled to receive the United Against Bullying Silver Award in recognition of our work to reduce bullying and improve well-being. This is not an easy award programme, and we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved! For context, 331 schools completed the programme with only 2% achieving Gold, 14% Silver, 71% Bronze and 12% a certificate of participation.
In 2022, the theme was 'Reaching Out'. The School Council reached out to everybody at our school by creating this amazing video. This includes links to useful websites with further information and support.
Our call to action:
Too often, we are silent when we see bullying take place, silent about the hurt bullying causes, and silent when we hear bullying dismissed as ‘just banter’. It doesn't have to be this way. Of course, we won’t like everyone and we don’t always agree, but we can choose respect and unity.
This Anti-Bullying Week let’s come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. Together, we can make a difference and take a stand against bullying. From the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, let’s make a noise about bullying.