Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham is autistic – he has Asperger’s Syndrome, meaning he struggles in social situations and has difficulty with human relationships. In this documentary, Chris confronts this subject with honesty and allows viewers to experience what it is like living with autism. Although he considers himself “a little bit weird”, Asperger’s has helped make him who he is today and Chris celebrates his differences in this one hour special.
Michael Segovia, Senior Consultant at CPP, Inc., reflects on his past experiences and the ability to explore and appreciate others’ differences, as well as his own. He presents an interesting argument and question to ask yourself: what are you doing to encourage others to be all they can be? The TED Talk is one of many that encourages being respectful of each others’ differences.
We hope these give an insight into the message the team are trying to spread!
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Princess of Wales’ death, the charity has created a new identity with the re-branding of the logo.
“We wanted to ensure that we created something truly progressive rather than memorial, an inspirational symbol that captured Princess Diana’s enduring legacy and ensures her spirit lives on,” says the companies creative director, Sean Thomas.
The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of the Princess and its aims were originally to congratulate young people for their kindness and compassion.
The charity also runs the Anti-bullying Ambassadors programme.
The new identity of the charity relates to the concept that young people have the power to help change the world and make a difference.
The logo definitely looks fantastic and the new identity consists of values we aim to achieve here in school.
In a recent study, celebrities wished they had an Anti-bullying team within their schools to help tackle important issues.
The study also revealed the urge from students and teachers to create an Anti-bullying team in schools where they don’t exist.
We are proud of the Anti-bullying team here at AGGS and its achievements and hope they continue for years to come!
Anti-bullying Week runs from 13-17 November each year and the theme this year is: ‘All Different, All Equal’. The idea is to promote differences and help young people celebrate what makes them, and others, unique . Our main aim as Anti-bullying Ambassadors is to help people understand why it’s important that every child feels included in the school community and allow them to express themselves without fear of bullying.
In AGGS, the Anti-Bullying team will be presenting assemblies to all year groups and will be promoting equality throughout the week through a range of activities. So keep your eyes open during November!
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!