How we are marking anti-bullying week
This week marks the annual anti-bullying week, which we began with an assembly on Monday morning lead by anti-bullying ambassadors, Upper Sixth’s Amy, Romy and Anna, and Lower Sixth’s Tallie and Mary, as well as Mrs O’Hear.
Anna explains: “To recognise this week, we have organized a variety of activities to celebrate and spread awareness about the issue of bullying. These include a poster competition, for which we are asking the girls to illustrate our anti-bullying policy at school. We are also in the process of creating a ‘chain of kindnesses for which everyone in the senior school has written an act of kindness that they recently received on a strip of coloured paper.
“We are going to make a display by linking them together and hanging them up, simultaneously symbolizing our school community and how we can connect with each other by always remembering to be kind, especially during these difficult times.”
Maintaining a supportive community is central to the School’s educational philosophy and success.
Mary adds: “Our school works hard to put support schemes in place such as the BFG (big friendly girl) and LFG (little friendly girl) programme, where older girls are paired up with a few younger girls and they are there to support them wherever they may need help or assistance. The anti-bullying ambassador team is another example of a support scheme that our school has in place. As anti-bullying ambassadors we work hard to create an anti-bullying environment.
“At Kilgraston, we value having an open environment and that is why I believe that being part of the anti-bullying ambassador team is important and having support schemes in place such as our mental health ambassadors and the BFG system, is what creates the ever present friendly atmosphere at Kilgraston.”Back to News