Bosbury Says NO to Bullying!
We take bullying very seriously at Bosbury School, and this week gave us the chance to place a firm focus on this important national issue as we took part in anti-bullying week, having special assemblies, getting the chance to talk to local police offices about online abuse and cyberbullying, wearing odd socks (and odd shoes this year!) to celebrate diversity and tolerance, before making our very own friendship bracelets.
The week began with a special assembly with Miss Spence highlighting the problem of bullying in schools and the work of anti-bullying campaigns, with each child clearly being determined to show a firm hand against bullying and being keen to stop it happening in schools.
Tuesday and Wednesday then saw each class being lucky enough to have a talk with the police about issues surrounding online and cyberbullying, with the children learning how today's technology can unfortunately allow bullying to continue outside of school as well, and about who they can talk to or contact if they are being bullied in school, outside of school or online. The older children learned about the need to take care over what they share and who they speak to on social media, and to be aware of age ratings on video games and to be mindful of who they may interact with when playing online.
Some lucky members of Class 1 even got the chance to briefly become Bosbury's very own police constables complete with the appropriate smart headwear!
Thursday was then odd sock day, with many children as well as several members of staff choosing to go that extra 'step' further by wearing odd shoes as well in a wonderful display of colour and tolerance of people being 'different'.
The week then ended with Class 5's expert teachers helping the younger children to make their very own friendship bracelets, which as you can see were a big heart amongst our Key Stage 1 children!
Well done to all our pupils on showing such a mature and grown-up approach towards this serious issue, and to the police officers who came into school to talk to the children. Remember that if you feel you are being bullied be it at school, outside school or online, it is SO important that you tell a parent, carer or teacher. Don't forget that agencies such as Childline and the NSPCC can also be called at any time.
SAY NO TO BULLYING!