Our boys started this week with an assembly to mark Anti-Bullying week. Helping them to understand and manage conflict is an important part of growing up. Bullying is not simply a ‘falling out’. Research shows that experiencing bullying can have a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood. To ensure we are able to prevent bullying, act quickly when it takes place and avoid misidentifying bullying, it is vital that we all have a shared definition of bullying. This should be understood by the school staff, parents, young people.
On Friday, boys came to school dressed in ‘spotty’ clothes and we also had a cake sale to raise funds for Children in Need. Last year this charity helped nearly 460,000 children and young people to overcome their challenges. This included supporting children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again. Thank you to members of the School Council for helping organise this event.