VIDEO: Pupils given lessons in tackling school bullies

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Pupils at schools across Blackpool have been taking special lessons in how to stamp out bullying in the playground.

More than 150 children from different resort schools attended an anti-bullying conference held at Highfield Humanities College.

The pastoral manager from Collegiate, Pam Brown, talks to pupils.

The pastoral manager from Collegiate, Pam Brown, talks to pupils.

The conference was run by the Diana Award, a children’s charity set up in memory of Princess Diana.

It saw children exchange ideas on how to tackle bullying in their schools.

Among those in attendance were Palatine High School pupils Connor Barlow and Michelle Shrnhiaa, who have previously completed the programme.

Connor, 15, said: “We’ve got more confidence and we can help people who are being bullied now.

Michelle, 13, added: “We’ve been doing an anti-bullying questionnaire.

“This programme’s really good because it makes people confident and you can also help people who are getting bullied.”

Alex Holmes, the anti-bullying ambassador programme manager, said: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people.

“The programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another.

“We give Ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message – bullying will not be tolerated.”

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