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Welcome to our Anti-Bullying area!

 

Our aim is to ensure every child here at Boundary feels safe whenever they are in school.

 

Boundary Primary School is extremely proud to have our own Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who have been trained to help and support our young children.

 

You will find our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors on both the Key Stage One and Two playgrounds during break and lunchtimes.

Look out for them in their blue high visibility jackets.

 

The Ambassadors are here to help you!

 

Our ambassadors have been trained in ‘playground games’ so if you are looking for a new game to play - just ask! They are there for you!

 

Sometimes our friends may not be in school or we find ourselves on our own – The Ambassadors will help you to meet new people. Here to help!

 

Or

Maybe you’ve had a disagreement with one of your friends?

Our Ambassadors have been trained in ‘Restorative Justice’ and are more than happy to help you rebuild your friendship. Happy to Help!

 

 

Remember

If you have any worries and you need someone to talk to.

Or

Maybe someone you know may need a helping hand.

 

Please get in touch with the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

 

However, if you feel you need to speak to an adult please call our main school office and ask for:

 

Mrs Anderson   or   Mrs Oddy

 Pastoral Manager         SENCO

 

 

 

Diana Award Anti-Bullying Conference

2016

 

Every year in November, during Anti-Bullying Week the Princess Diana Award holds a conference for young people across the UK to come together to take a stand against bullying!

Boundary children are regulars at the event and went along this year to explore the issue of bullying through creative workshops led by local talent and celebrities!

We had a fantastic day; making new friends and performing songs we had written together. We even made our own piece of street art (check out the pictures below)!!

We also wrote what our hopes and dreams for the future were to help tackle bullying, then attached them to 100’s of balloons ready for a balloon launch!  

We picked up lots of new ideas to bring back to school to help us keep Boundary bully free!

We had an amazing day, with 100's of ambassadors from across the country!

Here’s what the children thought of the day…

 

I have had a great day, it was really exciting as I met lots of people and made new friends! I found out that it is really important for parents to know what their children are doing on the Internet so they can keep them safe!

Tyler Year 5

 

I have had an amazing day because we learnt to help children that are getting bullied!

Amylee Year 5

 

Today I’ve had fun making new friends and doing the music and street art workshops! We also got a badge and bracelet. Plus signatures from all the sponsors!

Faith Year 6

 

Today has been a great day! Thank you Miss Park for helping me become an Anti-bullying Ambassador! The reason why I wanted to be an ambassador is because I like to solve problems!

Kelsey Year 4

 

I enjoyed making new friends from the Anti-Bullying community and different schools! To be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador means the world to me as I help to stop bullying from happening!

Connor Year 5

 

Today I have enjoyed the singing because we learnt a new song. We also wrote our own song for us to sing it to everyone!

Leon Year 5

Anti-Bullying Week

Our school is taking part in Anti-Bullying Week this term between Monday 14th–Friday 18th November 2016. Anti-Bullying Week helps schools across England to shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.

 

 

What can you do to support us to stop bullying and participate in Anti-Bullying Week?

 

Read the Anti-Bullying Alliance top tips for parents below.

Talk to your child 
about bullying and Anti-Bullying Week.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have a free online tool to support parents to understand bullying 
and what to do if you’re worried about it – you can access it at:

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org. 
uk/parenttool

Come and talk to us! We want to hear from you, what is 
working well, and what we could do differently to help stop bullying.

         Miss Park

 

Tips for children and young people

Are you a young person who’s being bullied? Or maybe you’re witnessing others being bullied? Either way there are ways around it. Here’s our anti-bullying tips for you.

         ◊  It doesn’t matter what colour hair you have; how you speak; how you walk; how you talk – it is not your fault if you get bullied. We are all different in some way and that’s what makes us amazing.

         ◊  Whether you are a boy or a girl, old or young, big or small – bullying makes you feel rubbish and it’s okay to be upset about it. The important thing is that you tell someone about it.

         ◊  If you feel you can, talk to a teacher you trust or your parents, brother or sister. If you don’t want to do that you can always call Childline 0800 11 11 or visit www.childline.org.uk.

         ◊  Keep a record of what happened, when it happened, and who was involved. If the bullying is online, keep the evidence – save or copy any photos, videos, texts, emails or posts.

         ◊  It can be tempting if you are being bullied to retaliate – to send a horrible message back to someone, to try and embarrass and hurt the other person, or to fight back. This is not a good idea – you might end up getting into trouble or get yourself even more hurt.

         ◊  Think about other ways you can respond to bullying. For example, practice saying: “I don’t like it when you say that/do that – please stop.” Think about other people who can help you if you are being bullied – this could be other classmates, or a teacher.

         ◊  Only hang out with people who make you feel good about yourself. If someone constantly puts you down they are not a real friend and not worth your time.

 

         ◊  Be kind to yourself, and do things that make you feel good, relax and make new friends. You might play an instrument; write lyrics; draw cartoons; dance; act or join a sports club. This is your life so make sure it’s the best life possible – don’t let anyone bring you down.

         ◊  Remember to be kind to other people! Just because someone
is different to you – that doesn’t mean you are better than them or have a right to make them feel bad. If you mess up, say sorry. You don’t have to be friends with everyone – but you should always show respect, make it clear that you don’t like it when people bully others, and stick up for people who are having a hard time.

 

Tips for parents and carers

 

If your child is being bullied or you think they might be, here are some tips on how to talk to them and prevent further bullying.

         ◊  If your child is being bullied, don’t panic. Explain to your child that the bullying is not their fault and together you will sort this out.

         ◊  Bullying is never acceptable; and should always be taken seriously. It is never your child’s fault if they’ve been bullied.

         ◊  Try and establish the facts. It can be helpful to keep a diary of events. If the bullying is online, save or copy images and text.

         ◊  Find out what your child wants to happen. Help to identify steps you can take; and the skills they have to help sort out the situation. Make sure you always keep them informed about any actions you decide to take.

         ◊  You may be tempted to tell your child to retaliate but this can have unpredictable results. Your child might get into trouble or get even more hurt. Rather – role play non-violent ways they can respond to children that are bullying them (e.g. “I don’t like it when you say that to me / do that to me. Stop.”); show them how to block or unfriend people if the bullying is online and help them identify other friends or adults that can support them.

         ◊  Encourage your child to get involved in activities that build their confidence and esteem, and help them to form friendships outside of school (or wherever the bullying is taking place).

 

Get some advice.

There are many organisations that can give you some advice.
Contact them if you are worried about bullying and want to talk to someone. http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice parent

 

 

We are very proud to be hosting the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Training Event on the 28th June 2016.

This is a wonderful opportunity for children across Blackpool to come together to receive additional training and showcase their ideas and good practice.

Our Ambassadors will receive up-to-date training on the day to aid them with their current role supporting our Boundary children during their playtimes.

 

Plus we have also been recruiting so our team has expanded!

 

We now have over 25 dedicated Ambassadors helping to make our playgrounds a delightful place to be!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Ambassadors to the team!

Well done and thank you for your time and commitment to the school.

 

Miss Park 

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*Diana Award Anti - Bullying Ambassadors Regional Training Day*

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