Anti-Bullying at Harris Academy Merton
YOUNG PEOPLE FROM HARRIS ACADEMY MERTON TRAINED TO TACKLE BULLYING WITH THE DIANA AWARD
Please find our student designed Anti bullying leaflet below and link to our Anti-bullying video here.
On Wednesday 18th May 2022, the Safeguarding Ambassadors took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award. Our Safeguarding Ambassadors aged 11 to 17, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and off.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change attitudes surrounding bullying. The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, our Safeguarding Ambassadors made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in our Academy and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
What did our students say?
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is run by the charity, The Diana Award. The Diana Award was founded as a legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Its mission is to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people.