Anti-Bullying at Herringthorpe Infant School
Here at Herringthorpe Infants we have a dedicated team of Key Stage One children whose job it is to monitor and address bullying. These children are know around school as our Playground Buddies! The Playground Buddies are active at dinner times and play times and work hard to make sure children are happy and have people to play with. They lead games that all children can join in with. If anyone is upset the Playground Buddies will try to understand why and if bullying is taking place they will be an 'Upstander'. The playground buddies have also introduced a buddy bench. It is their job to monitor it and help children who are upset, find an activity or a friend to play with.
We work closely with Ann Foxley Johnson from the Rotherham Anti Bullying Company. Mrs FJ has been into school to deliver training to our Buddies and, after the success of last year, will be visiting again to help us run a 'Kindness Day' and 'Diversity Week'.
Our newly appointed Playground Buddies will be working alongside our School Council this year to develop a new Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy and will also plan activities and deliver assemblies during Anti-Bullying week.
The hard work and dedication that the Playground Buddies have demonstrated have helped us achieve the Bronze Rotherham Anti Bullying award.
Watch this space for exciting updates!
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
The children enjoyed coming to school in their odd socks! Take a look below to find out how we celebrated Anti-Bullying Week.
We had a special visit from Faith from the Rotherham Anti Bullying Company. Faith joined us virtually to deliver an Anti Bullying workshop to all children.
We each made pledges to 'Unite Against Bullying' and created 'Handy's' to remind us of our pledges. We are very excited to display our 'Handy's' in an Exhibition next year.
We also enjoyed learning the words to this years Anti Bullying song from Andy and the Odd Socks Gang. See the official music video below!
Our Anti Bullying team were invited to the Rotherham Anti Bullying Awards Ceremony. We collected our Bronze Award and met other Ambassadors from other schools. We also took part some exciting workshops which gave us lots of ideas of ways we can encourage Anti Bullying at our school.
Useful Websites to promote Anti-Bullying
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