Pupils from a North Yorkshire School today were delivered an important message on the value of respect.
Representatives from the charity Bullies Out delivered two workshops to over 80 children on changing attitudes and challenging stereotypes as part of the school’s anti-bullying week.
Sarah Taylor from Bullies Out was on hand to explain to pupils from Cundall Manor School the importance of standing up to bullies.
She said: “Part of what we do is give all students a good understanding of the effects of bullying on others and the impact it has on their life.”
The Bullies Out website has a host of information for parents, schools and pupils as well as information for employers and employees.
Sarah talked about the impact stereotyping can have on the individual and added: “The workshop really helped pupils understand the effect of not understanding who people really are and how we behave can reinforce a stereotype.”
Pupils were also encouraged to learn more about Bullies Out and become a ‘Young Ambassador.’ Here pupils would learn about and encourage young people to support the campaign through highlighting anti-bullying issues and empower, engage and inspire other young people to build a positive self-image to maintain wellbeing and personal resilience.
Sandrine Cooke, PSHEE co-ordinator invited Bullies Out in to speak. She said: “Stereotyping is an issue that impacts many people throughout the country. Having a workshop that changes and challenges people’s attitudes can only help create a more open and accepting society.”
To find out more about Bullies Out, visit their website on bulliesout.com