Worksop school hosts anti-bullying day for puils across the region

Anti-bullying day at Outwood Academy Portland.
Anti-bullying day at Outwood Academy Portland.

A Worksop school hosted an anti-bullying day for pupils from across the region.

More than 150 students from schools in the Midlands and North East received training on how to stop bullying and shared “top tips” at Outwood Academy Portland.

Anti-bullying day at Outwood Academy Portland.

Anti-bullying day at Outwood Academy Portland.

The training day brought together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, to be trained as anti-bullying ambassadors.

The youngsters explored the issue of bullying, networked with fellow pupils, exchanged ideas and shared good practice.

The event was part of The Diana Awards, a nationwide peer-led initiative with more than 18,000 trained ambassadors in 2,500 schools across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.

Sarah Warner, teacher of design technology and aspiring leader deep support at Outwood Academy Portland on Netherton Road, said: “We are delighted to be part of the anti-bullying ambassadors programme and were proud to host the training event in Worksop which will enable schools in the area extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.”

Alex Holmes, head of the anti-bullying campaign for The Diana Awards, 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.”

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.