On 26th September, 12 Newquay Tretherras students collected their certificates after taking part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award at Truro School on 10th of September. The Tretherras students, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and off.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Teacher of Psychology and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural studies Mrs Pender who co-ordinated the Diana Award for Newquay Tretherras commented, “Our students, as always, were amazing during the training and were full of enthusiasm, generating lots of ideas about events they’d like to organise in school to publicly help others stand up against bullies and empower those who have had any negative experiences of bullying. “
Mrs Pender added. “The students are going to be visible throughout the school, and known to students, so they can maximise their impact, and create a positive ‘ripple effect’ that spreads throughout Newquay Tretherras.”