We have had a very interesting half term so far working on our anti-bullying drama workshop projects. One such project is reviving our whole school community anti-bullying project. We were approached for help by a primary school under special measures after their OFSTED report showed that bullying was an issue in the school. The pupils were surveyed and these were some of the things that the children wanted:
- More lessons about bullying
- Having older buddies to talk to
- Parents/carers knowing how to stop bullying
- Having clearer rules
Cue Act On Info. We spent some time in the school working with the each and every class on our Happy, Safe and Confident anti-bullying workshops, which parents were invited to come and watch but not participate in. This workshop aims to raise awareness of bullying and its effects, by using forum theatre techniques to explore the roles of bully, victim and bystander, how bullying makes us feel, and how we can deal with it by developing assertiveness and coping strategies.
We then ran a workshop for parents and staff at the school to come to a unified approach on how to tackle bullying. We worked on how to prevent bullying and some practical ideas of what they can do if there is a problem. All this work will go on to inform the new anti-bullying policy that the school is now working on. We wish them well in their improvements to the school.
If you would like us to help your school tackle bullying please feel free to contact us via the booking form or give us a ring to discuss your requirements.
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