In West Yorkshire school children are learning the importance of speaking out if they are being bullied.
Children should know there is no shame in speaking out about bullying - that’s our message as part of our SpeakShareSTOP campaign.
Anti-bullying week has been promoting the help that is out there for young people.
We went to St. Michael's and All Angels Primary School, in Bradford, this week to find out what they had been up to. The children have been taking part in different activities, enabling them to deal with bullying if it were to ever happen. Philippa Briggs, a teacher at the school, said: “At St. Michaels and All Angels we’ve been focusing on anti-bullying week to teach them the life skills that they need to know if they see bullying or if they are being bullied and how to tackle it if they are.”
The children have been learning to deal with one another’s differences and that they should accept everyone for who they are. We spoke to them to find out more on how this week has given them a better perspective on anti-bullying. A year three pupil read out a poem which aimed to help others stop bullying.
“No bullies, no more hate, this is how we can stop this rate. Listen carefully, listen now, speak out speak out now. Who can you talk to if you are hurt - Miss Berry, Miss Briggs or Miss Western. Cyber and verbal and physical and homophobic and emotional bullies and get you down but you need to speak out, speak out now. No more bullies, no more hate, now we have stopped this rate. Never ever be a bystander, and speak out, speak out now.”
Some of the other children told us what they had learnt from The Good Samaritan along with their teachers help and advice.
“The Good Samaritan taught me to be kind, helpful and to be tolerant by teaching me to accept my differences.”