Newton Abbot College Hosts Diana Awards Training Day

Newton Abbot College Anti Bullying Diana Award Ambassadors 2015Newton Abbot College welcomed over one hundred students from across the country to attend an Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Training Event on Tuesday 14 July, run by The Diana Award. The nationwide peer led initiative encourages young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, to creatively explore and understand the many faces and issues of bullying. Students from Newton Abbot College and ten other invited schools had the opportunity to learn practical skills and tips on how to stop and prevent bullying in their educative environment, and successfully spread the message that bullying will not, and never should be, tolerated in a place of learning.  Paul Hanmore, Anti-Bullying Training Co-Ordinator spoke enthusiastically about their time at the College “We at The Diana Award are delighted to be at Newton Abbot College as a host school to train over one hundred new anti-bullying ambassadors. Students and staff alike are fully engaged, passionate and are showing real determination about how to deal with situations of bullying in their schools’ environments from here on in. It’s clear from today that all participants have taken on board and believe in the lasting legacy of Princess Diana that young people have the power to change their world for the better.“ Frankie Spivey, Events and Marketing Co-Ordinator for The Diana Award added ‘Staff and students at Newton Abbot College have been really welcoming and the students are all extremely helpful and polite. They are great ambassadors for the College.’ Anne Farnham added ”We were absolutely delighted to host The Diana Award and we have got so many new ideas to enhance our best practice within the College. The knowledge that students have gained will now be cascaded through to all aspects of College life to reinforce our already committed and pro-active approach to anti-bullying. Well done to all students involved!”
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