The College has marked national Anti-Bullying Week with a series of hard-hitting and emotive assemblies.
Taking place between 13-17 November, the College took inspiration from the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s theme for the year, ‘All Different – All Equal’, to create powerful messages through the medium of dance, drama, music, and song that were performed in front of the entire student body.
Students from a range of years were involved in spreading the message of ‘All Different – All Equal’; helping young people understand how important it is that they feel valued and included in College, and are able to be themselves, without fear of bullying. Year 12 Drama students performed a piece inspired by the work of Artaud, Year 12 & 13 Performing Arts students performed and danced to the song ‘Waving Through a Window’ and Year 13 band, ‘Then There Were Six’ performed the song ‘Invisible’. The assemblies punctuate work being done in tutor groups across the College, including the signing of the yearly anti-bullying pledge by every young person in the student cohort.
This will be the second Anti-Bullying week that the College has participated in since being recognised as a showcase anti-bullying school by The Diana Award; a charity set up after the death of Princess Diana to combat bullying within an educative environment.
Head of House and Anti-Bullying Lead, Tracy Dommett, was thrilled with the students’ work: “This year’s anti-bullying work has started with an incredible run of assemblies. Our students never fail to impress me with their commitment to the prevention of bullying in our College community. We are extremely proud of the award-winning work we do year on year at the College and we hope this year’s theme will create positive discussion, inclusion and acceptance of the message; that we are different - all equal.”