P6 pupils launch the 2019 Anti-Bullying Campaign,Change Starts With Us.
The Anti Bullying Ambassadors launched their 2019/20 Campaign on World Smile Day.
They started the Year with a Kindness Campaign to encourage Respect and Positivity.
They are going to be visible Ambassadors in the playground offering a kind ear to anyone who is sad or needs a friend.
November will be a busy month with ‘Anti Bullying Week’.
All classes will be involved in lots of activities to ensure that we have ‘No Bullying Behaviour’ St.Columba’s PS.
Our Anti -Bullying Ambassadors have had a busy Term with their daily clinics. Thankfully we do not have bullying problems in St.Columba’s PS but we are being proactive and know that problems can arise. Children sometimes fall out with their friends or fall out over sports issues and can get upset. The Ambassadors were on duty every break time on the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. They listened to problems and helped in anyway they could to sort out any disagreements. Quite often the Ambassadors could sort out the problems but if there were any serious concerns they reported these issues to Mrs Henry or Miss McKiernan.
Problems included feeling sad,friends running away from children,being cheeky or being too physical when playing. The Ambassadors had training on ‘rating problems’ and they recorded issues which were available for teachers to check on a daily basis.
Meet our St.Columba’s Anti Bullying Ambassadors
Our Anti Bullying Ambassadors launched their first whole school competition before the Hallowe’en Break. Mrs Kielt presented the winners with their prizes at our assembly this morning. We had three winners from Key Stage 1,three winners from Key Stage 2 and special Principal Awards were given to five pupils for super effort.
Anti-Bullying Week in St.Columba’s
We carried out a number of activities throughout the week to mark Anti-Bullying Week. This year’s theme was 'Choose Respect'. Pupils enjoyed fun tasks incorporating all areas of the curriculum whilst delivering a very clear message! St. Columba’s Says No to Bullying! The week ended with Odd Socks Day.