Over 40 young people from local schools in Lincolnshire will receive training and share top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. The training day will be held at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School on Tuesday 15th March 2015.
The training day will bring together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, across the region to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The young people will creatively explore and understand the issue of bullying. They will network with other young people, exchange ideas and share good practice. They will gain practical ideas and receive top tips on how to stop bullying. Ultimately these Ambassadors will leave with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.
Diana Awards run the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative with over 18,000 trained Ambassadors in over 2,500 schools across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and United Emirates.
Alex Holmes, Head of Anti-Bullying Campaign for The Diana Award says: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another. We give Ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message - bullying will not be tolerated.”
Lynda Divers, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and proud to host the training event in Horncastle which will enable schools in Lincolnshire extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.”
The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, as a legacy to her belief in the power of young people to change the world.