Published 9th November 2011 by
National Anti-Bullying Week- 14th-18th November 2011- A chance for your school/academy to demonstrate it's an anti-bullying organisation
By School Speaker - Alex Holmes- http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speakers/showspeaker.php?spk_id=15
Every year in November the UK shines a light on the issue of bullying and across the country schools and academies play their part to show everyone that bullying is not OK.
I was bullied when younger at primary/secondary school and sadly didn't know what to do about it or who to turn to at school. There is so much schools can do to prevent this from happening such as smile and compliment days, assemblies, drop-in-sessions to teams of young people taking ownership of the issue and coming up with creative approaches- the possibilities are endless!
Currently as an ambassador for The Diana Award I work with schools/academies and other organisations to inspire young people and adults to play their part in making sure everyone feels happy and safe and encourage a culture of looking out for each other. I visit organisations to tell my bullying story, deliver interactive workshops and work with young people to shape their school or communities approach to the issue of bullying. The best schools look at this issue all year around, in all lessons/contexts and sometimes they need a little bit of inspiration, which is where I come in!
Remember it's not just anti-bullying week for one week- it's all year around!
This year's theme is 'Stop and think- words can hurt'.
Interested in booking Alex? contact email@example.com
Check out Alex's work here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolSpeakers?feature=mhee#p/f/6/TPY6RK_bLbw