23rd November 2015
Make a noise about bullying
Last week was National Anti-bullying week and we launched our week with an assembly aimed at clarifying what bullying actually looks like. All too often our children and sometimes their parents are quick to label an incident as bullying when in reality it is friends teasing one another, being unkind and falling out or children making the wrong choices.
Our Year 4, 5 and 6 children gave a powerful rendition of the 'Power of me' song and we all agreed that it is vital that we "make a noise about bullying" by standing up for ourselves because bullies are often cowards. Children were reminded of how important it is that they feel safe and free from bullying at school. They know that they need to "make a noise" by telling their family, their friends, or telling any staff member and we will do something about it.
During lesson time, all classes have been focusing on different types of bullying, including cyber bullying which is a real problem in today's world. We want our children to be aware of dangers so that they can help keep themselves stay safe and free from bullying. This week all classes will share what they have been doing in special assemblies on Thursday.
We are proud to be taking part in a White Ribbon event which is a campaign against Domestic violence. Mrs Jack will take 14 children from Key Stage 2 to perform our own Harehills Primary song "Power of one" which is all about safety. The song was written by our children working with Class Dynamix earlier this year and was part of our "Safe as Houses" theme which focuses on domestic violence and a child's right to be safe.
Our commitment to our children and staff is that Harehills Primary School will not tolerate any form of bullying.