This week is Anti-bullying week 17-21 November, and to raise awareness of this in school our Joint year 8 LLW pupils have been busy organising a bun sale and creating posters highlighting the different types of bullying that exist and who you can talk to about it.
The pupils from each school all contributed to bringing in buns, telling their friends about the sale, designing posters and promoting the theme “Let’s stop bullying for all.”
Limavady High school has recently appointed a new anti-bullying team as part of their ‘High 5’ initiative. The scheme was devised after consultation on the school’s new anti-bullying policy where a number of pupils said they would feel comfortable confiding in a peer. Every pupil in the school was given the chance to elect representatives from their Year Group to form our School’s Council and the elected pupils then became anti-bully buddies. Their role centres on being trustworthy, sympathetic and kind. Our ‘High 5’ initiative offers pupils an easy way to remember the people they can confide in if they are experiencing problems and has had a very positive response since being launched in September.