Anti-Bullying Training for Pupils and Staff

Bolton School hosted an Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day run by the Diana Award for pupils and members of staff from schools across the north west.

Bolton School pupils with two of The Diana Award representatives who ran the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day
Bolton School pupils with two of The Diana Award representatives who ran the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day

20th February 2020 — Around 120 pupils and teachers from eight primary and secondary schools joined Bolton School Junior and Senior boys and girls in the Arts Centre for a course on how to combat bullying. The Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Day, run by the Diana Award, aimed to show young people and staff how to both recognise bullying behaviour and support those affected.

Pupils gained a greater understanding of bullying by exploring the facts, definitions and effects of bullying. They received basic training on the skills needed to support others and stay safe, both online and offline, and were assisted in thinking up an action plan to take back to school, setting targets and aims for their Anti-Bullying work. A networking session allowed the students to mingle and share ideas with one another beyond their school group.

Teachers who attended the event also took part in a staff training session as well as assisting pupils throughout the day.

Bolton School Junior Girls’ teacher Mrs Julia Marsden, who attended the day, said: “The girls had great fun playing lots of interactive games but more importantly had the opportunity to work with people that they had never met previously, pushing them out of their comfort zones. They are really looking forward to sharing their knowledge with their friends.”

About Bolton School Girls' Division

At Bolton School we help every girl discover her unique talents and strengths. Our staff are committed to developing in each girl the love of learning, creative independence and academic self discipline which will enable her to achieve excellent examination results. Our aim is to inspire in our girls the attributes, skills and values which will enable them to make informed choices, become responsible and principled citizens, enjoy successful careers and achieve personal fulfilment.

We understand that the best learning takes place when girls feel cherished, understood and secure. In our friendly and respectful, single sex environment, girls of all ages and backgrounds are free to relax and enjoy each other's company without feeling self conscious. They forge strong friendships to support and sustain them throughout their lives. They also have the opportunity to get to know members of the Boys’ Division through participation in extra-curricular activities alongside them.

Girls at Bolton School recognise how lucky they are to enjoy all the advantages of a supportive and inspirational educational environment with its superb facilities and exceptional range of extra-curricular activities; they value the importance of ‘giving back’ through participation in community action programmes, locally, nationally and abroad.

The best way to appreciate our school, is to visit us. The girls are terrific ambassadors and would love to show you their magical, uplifting surroundings as well as talk to you about the exceptional range of opportunities offered to them.

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