SCHOOLCHILDREN have spelt out a strong message against bullying.
The pupils from Carr Hill High School, Kirkham, filled their playground to make their message clear – We Don’t Do Bullying.
It marked the beginning of a campaign for Anti-Bullying Week, starting in schools and colleges across the Fylde today, following the theme of We’re Better Without Bullying.
Coby McKeon, assistant headteacher, said: “At Carr Hill our stance about bullying is clear. Raising awareness with the students about how to deal with bullying has proven very effective.”
Campaigns will be created by pupils, to discuss how bullying undermines the achievements of all involved.
The school will also be educating parents, with an event about cyber bullying and how to stay safe on social media.
St Mary’s Catholic College, on St Walburga’s Road, is also taking part in the week.
Simon Eccles, deputy headteacher, said: “We are proud that Ofsted graded us outstanding for the safety of pupils but we are always striving to improve further.”
The Blackpool school’s student council will be reviewing its anti-bullying policy, with pupils joining a competition for the best thought-provoking ideas about stopping bullying.
Pupils at Carr Hill have taken their message indoors by creating a Respect Zone where information on bullying and how it can be prevented is displayed. This week they will stick their pledges against bullying on to a Respect Tree.
Wristbands will be on sale at Carr Hill, as well as at Lytham St Annes Technology College, on Worsley Road, St Annes, for pupils to show they are uniting against bullying.