The Diana Award
As part of our ongoing commitment to prevent and tackle bullying, we have been working with the Diana Award, a national charity, on setting up an Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme in school. This is an exciting opportunity for Trinity School to be part of a network of over 3,000 schools and organisations throughout the UK that have successfully taken part in this programme and empowered young people to make a pledge against bullying and lead initiatives in their schools. On Tuesday 12th February Trinity School hosted a training event – the first one of its kind in Cumbria – in which 20 Trinity students in Years 8-10 alongside approximately 50 students and staff from Caldew School, Richard Rose Central Academy, Nelson Thomlinson School and Dowdales School were involved.
The training day was led by three representatives from the Diana Award and students took part in a range of activities, ranging from an exciting team and confidence-building parachute game to more serious group discussions on issues such as cyber-bullying and e-safety. Students across the different schools were encouraged to share ideas and reflect on how they could use social media for good and how not to be a ‘bystander’ when confronted with bullying in school or online. Time was also given in the afternoon for the newly-trained Ambassadors to plan their next steps with staff from their respective schools. The Trinity Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have decided to focus on the theme of ‘Community’, which is linked to our school’s values, and are very much looking forward to leading their events whilst working towards earning one of the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying badges to be worn with pride alongside the one gained for undergoing the training.