DOZENS of children will receive training and share top tips on how to tackle bullying in a seminar at Cavendish School.
The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Training Event takes place today and will be led by Diana Award Anti-Bullying programme manager and former victim of bullying Alex Holmes.
Alex will encourage young people to take ownership of their approach to bullying; provide support to victims and devise news ways of preventing bullying.
Attendees will see videos showing how young anti-bullying ambassadors are tackling bullying in their communities and the group will be encouraged to share best practice. The training day will also consist of a staff session to help develop the anti-bullying programme.
The Diana Awards runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative with more than 2,000 trained ambassadors across the country.
Alex said, “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.”
Bianca Greenhalgh, assistant head teacher at Cavendish School, said, “We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and proud to be hosting the training event which we hope will enable other schools in East Sussex to implement an effective anti-bullying programme like the one we operate here at Cavendish School.”
The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.