The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme
STUDENTS FROM CHAUCER SCHOOL TRAINED TO TACKLE BULLYING
BY THE DIANA AWARD
On Tuesday 7 November 2023, 10 pupils took part in a half-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award. Young people, aged between 11 and 16 worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both off and online.
The Diana Award’s free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme, which is available to schools across the UK, sees facilitators working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying both across the UK and beyond. The Programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with facilitators giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award’s anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.
The training looked at bullying in different situations, including face-to-face and online. At the end of the day, pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Commenting on the training, Tilly in year 7 said, “It was good to learn about what bullying is and how to stop it. We learned lots about equality and inclusion too!”