As you are possibly aware, this week is national anti bullying week and we as a school are keen to show our support for this worthy cause.
For the past two years, the students of Bishop Stopford’s School have played a key role in deciding the events for this week and have worked with their form tutors and school council representatives to chose the activities for our own ‘anti bullying campaign’.
Following the success of last year’s campaign, where the students raised £920 for the NSPCC and the ‘Anti Bullying Alliance’, the students have chosen similar activities this year in order to show our stand against bullying.
As well as tuck shops run by each of the year groups and peer mentoring schemes, we will also be distributing anti bullying wrist bands to every student and staff member within the school. We have also launched an anti-bullying poster and poetry competition and the winning entries will be publicised on our school website & be rewarded with a £10 itunes voucher.
On Friday 21st November there will be a ‘Wear it Blue’ non uniform day whereby students and staff will be asked to donate £1 to wear something blue for the day. All funds raised for this event will be donated to Childline and the NSPCC.
In addition to this, the week will focus on the theme of respect, with staff being encouraged to nominate any students who demonstrate high levels of respect and consideration to others. Rewards will be issued to those students with the most entries for this.
It has been wonderful once again to see students across every year group engage with this campaign with such maturity and thought. Our motto for the week is ‘Stand Together, Beat Bullying’ and already the students have shown their willingness and ability to do this.
Please support us in our campaign in whatever way that you can by providing donations for our tuck shops, wearing something blue on Friday too or simply reinforcing our message at home.
We look forward to sharing with you further details of our campaign and our successes this week.
With Best Wishes
Mr Paul Woods