Aylsham High hosts anti-bullying conference

Just Regional
Oct 21, 2015 2 mins read

More than 150 young people from local schools will be headed to Aylsham today (Tuesday) to learn about how to tackle bullying.

They received training and shared top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities as part of a training day at the high school.

Schools who attended included Aylsham High, Buxton Primary School, Bure Valley Junior School and Cromer Academy.

The youngsters, of all ages and abilities, were trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and left with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.

The Diana Award runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative with over 16,000 trained Ambassadors in over 2,000 schools across England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands and the United Emirates.

Kirsty Connor, from Aylsham High School, home of the Diana Award-winning Friendly Face Team said: “We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme and proud to host the training event in Aylsham which will enable schools in Norfolk to extend their effective anti-bullying programmes. We have been running Friendly Faces since 2001 and found the use of peer support highly effective in tackling bullying within school.

Hosting the conference gives us an opportunity to network with other schools in the region, share practice and gain new ideas by working collaboratively with like-minded students and staff from both primary and secondary schools.”

The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, as a legacy to her belief in the power of young people to change the world.

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