Helping to tackle school bullies

From the left, Andrew Johnson, Riley Simpson, Jack McKenna, Ryan Harrison and Mark Bertram.
From the left, Andrew Johnson, Riley Simpson, Jack McKenna, Ryan Harrison and Mark Bertram.

Red Row First School was joined by Newcastle United representatives to help raise awareness of bullying during Anti-Bullying Week.

The theme of this year’s national initiative, which ran from November 16 to 20, was ‘make a noise about bullying’.

Andrew Johnson and Michael Bertram, from the Newcastle United Foundation, went into school and delivered sessions on acts of kindness.

Pupils who showed kindness in the sessions were awarded match-day tickets for Newcastle United’s match against Leicester City last weekend.

Students were asked to design an anti–bullying poster to display around school to get the message across that bullying won’t be tolerated at Red Row First School. The winner of the competition was Chloe from Year Two.

Gill Finch, from Northumberland County Council, worked with a group of parents about bullying. They also covered radicalisation and extremism. Feedback from the parents showed that they found the session helpful.