Anti Bullying Week 2021
Anti bullying week is nearly here. It starts November 15th and finishes on November 19th.
The week starts with Odd Socks Day on Monday 15th. We would like everyone to wear Odd Socks to school that day in support of everyone being unique.
The week will contain anti bullying assemblies for all year groups and we will finish the week with cake sales at break on Friday.
Are you struggling?
Times are strange now. This poem was written by one of our students before the pandemic and I think it really sums up how we can all be alone, especially at the moment.
If you are feeling alone there are lots of things you can do.
Set yourself a routine for the day. Things you need to get done and things you want to get done. Aim to complete them by the end of the day.
Talk to someone each day. Social media helps u keep in touch but nothing beats a good chat with a friend or relative. Maybe ring you Nan or cousin, best friend or neighbour. They will appreciate the call just as much as you. Why not ring 1 person a day.
Limit your screen time. We are all bad at this today. Instead of scrolling through social media and comparing yourself to others, why not read a book or magazine, or arrange a family or friends quiz on zoom. Use technology in a positive way rather than a negative one.
Hobbies. Practice something you enjoy doing or learn something new. Maybe upcycling, a new sport or playing a musical instrument.. Computer programming, art or photography.
Try meditation. There are some great Youtube videos and websites with help.
Exercise. A walk round the block blows off the cobwebs and gets your body working. The endorphins will start flowing again and help to improve your mood.
Write a letter to a friend or relative. Everyone likes receiving post, especially someone you haven' seen in a while. Send a photo or something you have made to your Grandad or Auntie. It will put a smile on their face.
Perform a simple random act of kindness. Put your neighbours bins back after the dustmen have been. Pick up a loaf of bread for an elderly relative... Possibilities are endless.
Welling School Anti-Bullying Programme
At Welling School we are currently training a team of students from all year groups to become our ambassadors. They are split into groups and each group has responsibility for a part of the programme - an event, publicity, design, ideas...
There are 4 badges to work towards for the school. All promote a healthy, safe environment for students and staff to work in. These consist of Respect, Wellbeing, Online and Community. Each badge has different tasks and challenges and our team have been choosing which tasks they think are appropriate in Welling School. You will see what we are doing for these badges on our events page. You may remember our cake sale and our Feel Good Friday events. Our progress is shown here on our progress page.
Our calendar page shows you what we have planned and when, so you can be ready to give us your full support.
The contact us page has a facility for people who feel bullied or threatened to contact a member of the team so you can get help without being seen. Remember, do not suffer in silence. Always get help.
Student Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy
The Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme
Set up in 2011, the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. In 2013 the programme received funding from the Department for Education. The programme offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After receiving our training students become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools. In their role they help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both online and offline.