WHS Anti-Bullying Week helps students become Upstanders
Wycombe High once again re-emphasised its commitment to anti-bullying and creating a generation of ‘Upstanders’ as it celebrated Anti-Bullying Week from 16-20 November.
Led by Staff Anti-Bullying Lead Mrs Robinson, and her team of 20 Diana Award Ambassadors from Year 8 and Year 12, the students took part in a number of sessions highlighting how and why bullying can occur, how to identify bullying, and how to combat it. The students wholeheartedly committed themselves to standing up to bullying, and made their views clear in the Friday PSHE debate about ‘Fitting In’.
Running in association with the Diana Award initiative, the whole school took part in an Anti-Bullying Survey as well as numerous other activities. Mrs Robinson produced outstanding assemblies and pupils were encouraged to take part in a number of varied and interesting sessions organised by the Diana Award. These included the ‘Be an Upstander’ Drama Workshop, ‘Navigating the Online World’ Workshop, ‘#MyTrueSelfie’ Creative Workshop and also a quiz.
The school’s pastoral Twitter feed was also regularly sending out information about bullying to help identify and counter if students ever encounter bullying in their lives.
The positive week showed, once again that Wycombe High has a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and that its students are committed to being Upstanders, not Bystanders.