A fresh start…
Traditionally at the start of a new year, we make resolutions about how we can change our life for the better. We would like to give everyone an opportunity to start 2017 in a positive way with one another.
Have you fallen out with someone or had an argument that has not been resolved with a friend? Anti bullying ambassadors have come up with an idea to post messages to a friend and it is called the ‘Sorry Box’.
This is how it works:
- Write down what you would like to say
- Sign you name
- Address the envelope with the name of the person and your name on the back
- Post the envelope into the private post box outside the medical room
- The anti bullying ambassadors will deliver it on your behalf
Keep it positive – this should not be a way of pursuing an argument or any ill feeling. The purpose is to rebuild a friendship.
Letters will not be delivered if your name isn’t visible on the outside as this will be used as evidence of posting so it can be tracked.
If you receive a letter/card that is not appropriate please report this immediately to Miss Wright.
We hope the Sorry Box will help resolve arguments and mend friendships. 🙂
Year 10 girls went to Anti-Bullying training day at Old Trafford, run by the Diana Award – Anti-Bullying programme. They willl now be joining our current year 11 ambassadors to carry on the good work in school.
The theme ‘Power for Good’ is being promoted throughout the school week. Anti bullying Ambassadors have given assemblies to all year groups about how we can all make a change and create a friendly school environment.
We have recommended teachers to plan out activities for their form that help build teamwork skills. Anti bullying ambassadors will be visiting their Year 7 forms and playing games that require concentration and of course, they will be fun!
Teachers have also been asked t switch up seating plans so students can talk to other people they might not usually have conversations with.
We also recommend complimenting people this week, even a smile can brighten up someone’s day!
A message from the Anti bullying team x
Every year in November, the Anti-Bullying Alliance co-ordinate Anti-Bullying Week. This year the theme is: ‘Power for Good’
Any ideas as to what this could mean?
We will be running activities this week, coming together to stand up to bullying!
Last years theme was ‘Make a Noise!’. Last year we presented in assemblies and promoted the Sharp System. What will we be doing this year? 🙂
As well as dealing with bullying we also want students to be happy and with the exam period fast approaching, here are some revision tips we have gathered over the years!
- Know if you are a visual or auditory learner- whether you like to draw pictures or listen to lectures
- Plan out when you will revise- make a timetable and pin it up
- Don’t be scared to ask a teacher if you are unsure on a topic
- Don’t be afraid to ask an ambassador if you are feeling stressed or worried
- When revising, use colours to make studying more fun! :p
- Set up study dates with friends that motivate you to study
- Treat yourself ever so often- maybe watching TV or going out with friends
- Drink lots of water and eat healthy
- Rest and take breaks
Don’t be stressed! A bad grade isn’t the end of the world and there is always room for improvement.
Finally the time has come! CHRISTMAS! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, we hope you enjoy the holidays! Let’s wish for snow this year….. 🙂
From all the Anti Bullying Ambassadors, have a lovely time away from school! 🙂
From the 16th to the 20th of November, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are encouraging people to make a noise about bullying! We want people to feel confident about raising their voice if they are being bullied or someone they know who is. This week is all about raising awareness of the impact of bullying. All this week we will be presenting assemblies to show year groups of the importance of preventing bullying.
The Sharp System
We encourage pupils to use the sharp system. A link is provided at the top of the school website. Here is a direct link: http://altrincham.thesharpsystem.com/
It is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING. Please leave your name or email address so the teacher that receives the report can take action.
Drop into our TV lounge in Room 2 on Wednesday at lunch. Speak to one of our Anti Bullying Ambassadors personally if you have anything you would like to discuss. Bring along your lunch and have fun!