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This year's Anti-Bullying Week took place from 19th - 23rd November 2012, with the theme:

'We're better without bullying'

Children and young people have more chance of achieving their full potential without bullying. We know that bullying leads to children missing school, failing exams, dropping out of sport, staying away from extra curricular activities, and limiting their life choices. It is time that this stopped.

This year's theme shines a light on bullying and its affect on achievement. Together we can make it clear that we do not accept bullying in our schools, clubs and teams and create environments where all children can develop their skills and talents.

Children and young people have more of a chance of achieving their full potential without bullying. We know that bullying can lead to children missing school, failing exams, dropping out of school, staying away from extra curricular activities, and limiting their life choices. It is time that this stopped.

What did YOU do..?

We love to hear about what Leicestershire Schools have done to take part in Anti-Bullying Week.

This year, Shepshed High were involved in various activities to highlight the week. This included a group of students making a short film around the theme 'we're better without bullying', called 'Georgie's Story', which they have entered into a competition. Well done to all of you and GOOD LUCK!

As well as this, they created a visual display in their student reception by cutting the words 'Anti-Bullying' out of wood, painting it blue and asking a representative from each class to sign it. They also borrowed a mannequin from a local shop and dressed her in blue!

Let us know what your school did during the week by emailing caroline.harbison@leics.gov.uk

Resources - Anti-Bullying Week 2012

As in previous years, The Anti-Bullying Team have put together presentations for both Primary and Secondary schools on this year's Anti-Bullying Week theme. These can be used by school staff or even pupils in assemblies, to raise awareness of the negative impact bullying can have on young people:

Different Families, Same Love

In 2012, all primary Schools in Leicestershire were sent a pack from Stonewall, with the theme of 'Different Families, Same Love'.

There are some fantastic resources and information to help address the issue of homophobic bullying and difference.

If you require any further copies, you can order via the Stonewall website.