Dear Parents & Carers,
Thank you to everyone for supporting our work on ‘Anti-Bullying’ this week.
“The ‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ worked with 1,000 children to help choose this year’s theme of ‘change starts with us’. It was picked in order to promote the idea of working together to challenge bullying, to help people to start a conversation about it, and to help put an end to bullying altogether. Children highlighted where they thought change should start, with over three quarters (76%) of those polled saying that social media and gaming platforms should do more to change the way they address bullying.
More than four in ten (44%) of children said that the media and influencers had the power to reduce bullying. Lots of events will be taking place in schools across the UK to mark the week.
On Friday, the children wore wearing odd socks to raise awareness of the campaign. The idea behind this is that it celebrates the fact that everybody is unique and different.”
Additionally, Monday was, of course, Remembrance Day. The whole school came together for an assembly to discuss the importance of this event and why these special people must always be remembered. The school held a 2-minutes silence in the school hall, followed by a ceremony whereby key members of the school community laid poppy wreaths at the school Cenotaph.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Year 4 parents’ evenings this week; Mr Church reported that it was a very positive week. Please can I take this opportunity to remind Year 5 and Year 6 parents to ensure they have booked their parents’ evening appointments, ready for next week, and I look forward to seeing you all then.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!