Students from Newton Abbot College marked National Anti-Bullying Week with a series of hard-hitting assemblies delivered to the entire student cohort.
Spanning across five days, the assemblies focused on the National Anti-Bullying Week tagline of ‘Choose Respect’. Students in Year 10 performed an original piece highlighting issues including peer-to-peer bullying, male mental health and suicide. The College’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors delivered a strong message of respect, what it is, how we can show it in our everyday lives and take it forward as a life skill into the future. The hard-hitting assemblies ended with a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s hit ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T’ performed by the College band.
The assemblies are part of the award-winning anti-bullying work undertaken by the College, throughout the academic year. Head of House and Anti-Bullying Lead, Tracy Dommett, said: “We are committed to every single member of our College community to continue to discuss and raise awareness of key topics that affect our young people. The assemblies touched on some very sensitive topics, but we won’t shy away from issues that we know touch the lives of our students. We will do our utmost to support those who are struggling and raise awareness of how to get help.”