Anti Bullying week takes part each year in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Anti Bullying Alliance. This year’s theme is ‘Make A Noise About Bullying.’ This event will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th of November. All pupils will have an assembly on our theme ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’ from Miss Davey and the Anti Bulling reps. Collectively the school will acknowledge with Odd Socks Day on Thursday 16th November, where staff and pupils wear odd socks and in form time pupils will create their own ‘odd socks’ to celebrate all what makes us unique. Drama lessons will focus scenarios on the difference between ‘banter’ and ‘bullying’, the roles of perpetrators, victims and bystanders to raise awareness of bulling around them.
This Anti Bulling Week, Smestow will come together to discuss what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. In the words of the Anti Bullying Alliance ‘From the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, let’s make a noise about bullying.’