PUPILS at a local primary school are celebrating after their sterling anti-bullying efforts were recognised with a special prize.
The Diana Award - set up in memory of the late Princess of Wales - is given to students who show exceptional dedication to getting rid of bullying from their classrooms and playgrounds, and from the wider community. And 28 youngsters at All Saints Church of England School have proved their commitment to the anti-bullying cause and been rewarded with special certificates.
The school also got an award for its work promoting friendship and proud headteacher Cecy Kemp said: “We are delighted at the ongoing recognition of proactive anti-bullying work at the school. Our peer mediators are part of a team who work hard to resolve conflict and prevent bullying. The skills they have developed as mediators are life-long skills that will hopefully impact positively on their secondary schools and neighbourhoods of the future.”
Last year pupils at the Githa Road school wore blue to mark anti-bullying week in a bid to show how being picked on can make people feel.