Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week this week focused on shining a spotlight on bullying with the aim of encouraging all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’.

In conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a week of activities was aimed at empowering pupils to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique and understand how important it is that every pupil feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying.

Head of PSHCE, Miss Amy Holland led an Assembly on Monday, ably assisted by the Head Girl Team and the Sixth Form Committee, who continued throughout the week being present in the Hub wellbeing space at breaks and lunchtimes, where pupils came along and posted messages of friendship on our ‘wellbeing tree’.

There was also an art competition on the ‘All Different, All Equal’ theme. There were some amazing entries and the winning entry was  from Humna A in the Upper Fifth.

Today was a ‘Wear Blue’ day to show support for this worthy cause. £400 (and counting) has been raised.
Head of PSHCE, Miss Holland said: “Diversity is not always just what background you come from but is any unique difference between human beings. Diversity includes physical appearance, religious belief and race but your opinions and thoughts and the impact they make on society are also part of diversity. At Withington we encourage students to accept each other’s beliefs and cultures. We all belong to a diverse community and this can help us broaden our view of our global society. This healthier and more accepting culture is one that can help spread kindness in the long term.”