150 Young People receive The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training in New-Bridge Integrated College.
Up to 150 young people from local schools in Banbridge Area Learning Community received the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador training this afternoon and shared top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. The training day brought together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, across the region to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. They creatively explored and understood the issue of bullying and networked with other young people, exchanging ideas and sharing good practice. They gained practical ideas and received top tips on how to stop bullying. Ultimately these Ambassadors left with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school. (See gallery for photos)
Mrs M Wright, Anti-Bullying Ambassador Co-ordinator at New-Bridge said: “We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and we were proud to host the training event in New-Bridge Integrated College which enabled schools in the Banbridge Area Learning Community to extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.” Mrs Wright co-ordinated the event along with fellow colleague, Miss C McCann, Digital Peer Mentoring team.
The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, as a legacy to her belief in the power of young people to change the world. New-Bridge has been involved in the initiative since 2010. We have a wonderful team of enthusiastic anti-bullying ambassadors. They are easily identifiable by their blue hoodie attire and are available at break and lunch time for support and advice. Our anti-bulling room is open at break and lunch time providing a nurturing space for students. In addition a wide array of outdoor seating is strategically placed around the school to enhance the site and provide students with the facilities they need to be themselves in a safe and secure environment.
For videos of demonstrating what the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign does please visit: http://www.youtube.com/antibullyingpro
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign, a part of The Diana Award, run the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative with over 21,000 trained Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in over 2,500 schools across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and United Emirates. Alex Holmes, Head of Anti-Bullying Campaign for The Diana Award says: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another. We give Ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message – bullying will not be tolerated.”
There is a lot to see, hear and a number of Ambassadors have experienced bullying- all are passionate about preventing it.
For more information please contact:
Frankie Spivey at the Diana Award on: 0207 628 7499 ext. 204 Or email: email@example.com www.diana-award.org.uk