Today, I had the pleasure of visiting Bridge Learning Campus to help them launch their anti-bullying campaign for the new school year.
Many people will know what it feels like to be bullied and have first-hand experience of the stress and anxiety it can cause.
When we think of bullying we often think of the more extreme cases, but in reality the experience can fall anywhere on a wide spectrum of negative interactions.
With mental health a growing issue for many young people, it is so important that our schools have effective strategies in place to tackle this issue. I was therefore pleased to be helping Bridge Learning Campus launch their new policy, which takes a zero-tolerance approach to bullying.
Fundamentally this is about treating others as you’d like to be treated yourself and that means respecting fellow students and teachers.
Thank you to all the staff and students at Bridge Learning Campus who were so welcoming today and for their passion and commitment to tackling bullying in school.
Below, you can view the video made by students and teachers at BLC which outlines the campaign and their pledges to each other to be kind to one another, treat each other with respect and have the courage not to be a bystander.