Anti-Bullying Week 2008 will take place from 17th-21st November.
The theme this year is "Being Different, Belonging Together".
This is an opportunity to recognise & value difference and to understand that despite being different, be it due to race, gender, height, appearance, disability, we can all work well and belong together.
Build a School Wall
We wanted to find ways of symbolising and visualising the message that all members of the school community are different and unique and that this is something to be celebrated.
How boring would it be for everyone to be the same?
So, we are asking you to build your school….make everyone a brick!
Give every member of your school community a paper brick to colour, design, customise in anyway they wish – this is their brick.
Collect all the bricks & display them as a wall – you will have a fantastic display representing everyone in your school, showing that together you make the whole yet at the same recognising how very individual each ‘brick’ is.
If you would like your school wall to appear on this website, send/email a photograph or let us know so that we can come and take some photos for you!
Thistly Meadow School, Blaby have kindly pilloted this for us so that we can show you a visual display and share the fantastic ideas they had for their wall.
The School Council had the responsibility of getting the wall started and encouraging the school to come up with a meaningful name. As you can see from the images below, they decided on the name "Growing Together, Being Unique" and I hope you will agree that their wall looks fantastic! In the photograph are some members of Thistly Meadow School Council.
They decided that each individual should write a short sentence to introduce themselves and then a brief description of what they like to do.
Their wall contains bricks created by students and staff and even some parents got involved!
Parkland Primary School in South Wigston have also created a school wall, which I think you'll agree, looks fantastic!
Other ideas and materials
The team have been busy as always, creating materials for schools to use during Anti-Bullying Week. This year, we have created assemblies for KS 1 and 2 which can be downloaded below as a powerpoint presentation with teacher notes. We have also provided a link to an assembly for KS3, which can be found on Teachernet.
The Anti-Bullying Team are also involved in some other events during the week:
Monday 17th November: We will be running a workshop on anti-bullying policies and practice at Beaumanor Hall. Price to be confirmed but look out for flyer for more info.
Tuesday 18th November: Student Conference at County Hall. This year's conference will be for Secondary students and will be run by the MAD group (Make A Difference), who are a sub-group of young people from CYCLe (County Youth Council Leicestershire) . The focus will be on cyber bullying. Details and booking info to follow on EIS.
Wednesday 19th November: We will be running 4 short workshops on developing your school's anti-bullying working party. Places are already booked up for this intake but more dates will follow later in the year.
Below you can download a copy of the flyer for Anti-Bullying Week. This contains ideas for the week and lists events taking place.
Mencap have come up with some suggestions for inclusive activities for Blue friday , or for any day during during Anti-Bullying Week.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have provided some photographic resources from the Paralympics 2008. This slideshow uses images from the Bejing 2008 Paralympics to illustrate some aspects of this year's Anti-Bullying Week theme. Schools are welcome to use the slideshow in lessons and assemblies.
Beatbullying are selling limited edition wrist bands for Anti-Bullying Week. They are 50p each but be warned, they are selling out quickly! For further info and to order, click links below:
Anti-Bullying Monologue competition winners
The Anti-bullying Team ran a competition in the summer for young people in leicestershire to create a monologue about bullying. The prize was the chance to visit BBC Radio Leicester and record their piece in the studio to be played during Anti-Bullying Week.
Entries were of a very high standard and the 5 successful winners went to record their monologues in October. Below are some images of them in action! Listen out on BBC Radio Leicester during Anti-Bullying Week to hear clips of the powerful pieces.
Here is a link to the BBC website which features more info and a chance to listen to the monologues: