Nationally recognised, award-winning anti-bullying school, Newton Abbot College, hosted the most recent round of Diana Award anti-bullying training in May.
Supported by the Duke of Cambridge, The Diana Award Anti-Bullying campaign looks to engage young people, to change their attitudes, behaviour and culture of bullying by
teaching confidence building and skills to address situations of bullying both on and offline.
The College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium welcomed trainee ambassadors from King’s School, Coombeshead Academy and Dawlish Community College who, together with Newton Abbot College students, spent the day covering issues such as the definitions of bullying, how to stay safe on the internet, recognising signs of bullying in others and how to support other students in their respective college communities. This peer-to-peer anti-bullying approach has been incredibly successful, with Newton Abbot College being recognised as national showcase school for its anti-bullying work.
Head of House and anti-bullying lead, Tracy Dommett, was pleased with the day’s training: “I am immensely proud of all our students; they really got stuck in and engaged with the day. They came up with some fantastic ideas that we will be using in our College community going forward. It was wonderful seeing different colleges working together to tackle the issue of bullying head on. It was a privilege to host the event here at Newton Abbot College and I am looking forward to working with our anti-bullying team throughout the upcoming academic year.”