A COVENTRY school for young people with disabilities and additional needs has been recognised for its work against bullying.
Hereward College is one of only three schools and colleges across the country to be selected to showcase its anti-bulling work as part of the prestigious Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying campaign.
A group of young people at the college, who have been trained as anti-bullying ambassadors and are part of the National Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Network, are responsible for leading anti-bullying initiatives in the college, encouraging fellow students and staff to take action against bullying.
Dayna Donnelly, Student Mentor at Hereward, said: “It’s a real privilege to be able to highlight the work of Hereward’s anti-bullying ambassadors in this way.
“The focus at Hereward has been on preventing bullying rather than solely dealing with the consequences.
“We are so proud of the young people who do an amazing job to help change the behaviours and attitudes of learners and the college as a whole.”
As part of the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying campaign, more than 16,000 students across the UK as ambassadors, but the team at Hereward College have been selected to showcase for their work in a special film which will be screened at a national event at the UK’s Facebook headquarters in June.
Tessy Ojo, CEO of Diana Award added: “We are proud to celebrate the work that young people are doing to make their communities safer.
“The perception that bullying both online and offline is part of growing up is wrong and the Diana Award understands that early intervention is critical in the prevention of bullying behaviour.
“The Diana Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme puts young people at the heart of this preventative work.”