We were delighted to host anti-bullying ambassador training run by the Diana Award charity for sixteen Ridgeway students and students from four other schools in the north west in May 2018. Their ambassador programme has so far trained over 24,000 young people to lead on anti-bullying in schools across the UK.
These students will take a leading role in our anti-bullying campaigns and help us build a more caring culture through a wide range of activities such as random acts of kindness, online safety courses and a ‘photo-booth pledge’.
Alisha Layfield, Year 10, took part in the training. She said:
“During the day we took part in activities with other schools. One of these activities included partnering up with someone from another school and working with them to decide between two scenarios and making a joint decision.
“We also had to decide a leader for each school. I was voted leader for Ridgeway by my fellow peers. This means I will work alongside staff as well as students to promote anti-bullying. I believe the day was very useful and effective and has encouraged us to work even harder at stopping bullying wherever it occurs.”