Pupils at the Royal Hospital School (RHS), Holbrook, have been marking National Anti-Bullying Week. The 2018 theme chosen by the Anti-Bulling Alliance is 'Choose Respect' and the aim has been to send a message to young people that bullying is a behaviour choice, and by choosing respect for others, even when we might disagree with them, we create a positive atmosphere in which to live and learn.
RHS pupils have been promoting and discussing this theme over the week culminating in a whole-school gathering to spell out the word 'RESPECT!' in a mark of their understanding and commitment to the cause. Assistant Head (Pastoral), Leigh Corbould, said "We are delighted to be involved in this national campaign which is part of our overarching approach to anti-bullying at RHS. In September this year, we hosted the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme for young people and staff from schools across the region and our trained and pupil-led Peer Support Mentors work alongside the Anti-Bullying Committee (ABC) to prioritise acts of kindness and prevent bullying behaviour within our community."