Last Wednesday, October 2nd, we were inspired by a talk from Evana Cassidy on what motivated her to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador. Evana, now in her second year at Trinity, shared her own experience of being bullied in secondary school and how that empowered her to help others like her through The Diana Awards Anti-Bullying Campaign.
That same day, staff at the Teresian School joined staff at Mount Sackville Secondary School for Anti-Bullying Training, run by Paul Hanmore from The Diana Awards. The Diana Awards Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools, one of their main projects being their Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme. The teacher training aimed to enable teachers and school staff to better understand bullying and its categories and better identify bullying when it occurs.
On Thursday October 3rd, our twenty newly-appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors spent the day at Mount Sackville getting their Diana Awards Anti-Bullying Ambassador training. The girls participated in different activities while learning about bullying, its different forms and signs. The girls then had time to think about what they are going to do by getting ideas from the many schools who have implemented the programme in their schools. The girls started their action plan, which looks very promising and they will meet in the coming days to start putting their plan into action.
Well done to our 20 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for taking on this huge responsibility and for representing our school so well. A huge thank you to Mount Sackville for hosting both the staff training afternoon and student full-day training. Another huge thank you to Paul Hanmore for coming over from London for the two days to facilitate the training.
Best of luck to the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in their efforts over the coming year.