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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have had on outstanding and award winning year!  We wish 7 of our ambassadors well as they move onto secondary school and the three that will be with us for another year another great year.  Thank you to you all.

An Anti-Bullying Ambassador is someone who works to try to tackle bullying in their school, work and/or community.  We have a team of 10 children from across KS2 who apply to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Eastlands Primary School.  They receive training from the Anti-Bullying team at a special training event.

We are and we will continue to be Diana's Legacy

 

This page which keep you up to date with the work being done by our team.

 Meet Our New 2015/16 Anti-bullying Ambassadors!

'I am a good communicator, kind, caring and thoughtful. I think I am a good role model to others.  I will help people to feel safe to approach me with their worries'

 

I am kind, helpful, mature, reliable and trustworthy. I will treat what I am told sensitively. I will strive to be supportive. I will try to be the best anti-bullying ambassador I can be'

  'I am committed and approachable.  I am sensible, a good listener and I will give support. I am a team player and I will give all children a voice'

 

'I am friendly towards other people and I like to talk to people of all ages. I will try and help a person in need. I would like to see bullying stopped so everyone is happy'

 'I am an enthusiastic person that is kind, caring and helpful. I believe I have a sense of what is right and wrong and what is fair'

 

'I have a kind heart and I care about others. I am friendly, approachable and ready to listen. I will be a friend and find a friend for any child in need'

 

 

 

 'I promise not to take sides or to jump to conclusions. I am approachable and I hope people feel it is safe to tell me the truth.

 

'I am very good at contributing in team meetings. I am very aware of how others feel and people can come to me with their worries'

 

'I am a person who can speak up in front of an audience and I am good at speaking to people when they are upset. I will always remember to listen to both sides of the story'

 

'I am a friendly, honest and helpful person and if someone is upset I’ll always be there for them. I promise to always listen to other people'

 Our 2014/15 Anti-bullying Ambassadors!

 

'I am a good communicator, kind, caring and thoughtful. I think I am a good role model to others.  I will help people to feel safe to approach me with their worries'

 

'I am good at making friends and I am liked by other children. I can spot a child who is feeling unhappy and I always like to help'

 

'I will talk to the child who  is feeling unhappy  to make sure they do not feel alone. I will also play with the child'

 

'I am friendly towards other people and I like to talk to people of all ages. I will try and help a person in need. I would like to see bullying stopped so everyone is happy'

 'I am an enthusiastic person that is kind, caring and helpful. I believe I have a sense of what is right and wrong and what is fair'

 

'I am committed and approachable.  I am sensible, a good listener and I will give support. I am a team player and I will give all children a voice'

 

'I have a kind heart and I care about others. I am friendly, approachable and ready to listen. I will be a friend and find a friend for any child in need'

 

' I am trustworthy, a good listener, calming, sensible, kind and caring.  I am good at understanding and good at getting the problem fixed! I am fully committed to the anti-bullying campaign'

 

I am kind, helpful, mature, reliable and trustworthy. I will treat what I am told sensitively. I will strive to be supportive. I will try to be the best anti-bullying ambassador I can be'

 Rebecca

 

 

 

 

'I am responsible, kind, caring, understanding and a good listener. I hear others when they explain what is causing them to feel unhappy'

 

14th January 2015

First Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team meeting.

Agenda: Feedback from training, appoint a Chairperson, discuss initial Anti-bullying survey, discuss leading an assembly to introduce our role to the rest of the school, agree on our first whole school event, discuss our ultimate aim 'to become Diana Award holders'

 

26th January 2015

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team meeting

Agenda: To look at, understand and agree the job description of an Anti-Bullying Ambassador. Preparation for assembly led by Chairperson.  Deciding on the content and the roles each member of the team will take on to make the assembly informative and a success.

Decision made to meet on Wednesday lunchtime to make resources needed and to practise role play dramas.

 
11th January 2015

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Assembly

Our team of ten introduced themselves to the whole school today.  Their presentation included information about why they applied to take on their role, what they aim to achieve and how they are going to do this.  They invited the whole school to complete a survey to help them to plan their work in the future.

 

23rd

February 2015

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team meeting

Agenda: To analyse the survey completed by the whole school to identify areas for the ABA to focus on.  The survey showed:

  • 70% of children have never experienced bullying
  • 90% of children who have experienced bullying told someone about it
  • The most common feelings of children who have experienced bullying are sadness and anger
  • 90% of children feel that Eastlands Primary School takes bullying seriously
  • 97% of children in school have never bullied anyone
  • 100% of children who tell someone or try to help if they saw someone being bullied

We would like to highlight the impact that different forms of bullying can have on other people, e.g. verbal bullying.  Therefore we have decided that our next event will be 'Smile and Compliments' Day. 

 

16th

March

2015

 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Assembly 2

Today our team shared the findings of the survey with the school.  They shared that they felt that they would like to highlight the different forms of bulling in the assembly.  They showed a video to help people to understand how verbal bullying can make someone feel.  They shared how next Monday with be Smile and Compliment Day at Eastlands.  This week the ABA's will be busy preparing for it. Please view their PowerPoint and the video they chose.

 

 

 
23rd 

March

2015

Smile and Compliment Day

Over the last 2 weeks, the Anti Bullying Ambassadors have been busy preparing for today. The team started the day off by telling us all about Smile and Compliment day during assembly.  Their mission was to get every member of the Eastlands School community to be smiley all day and compliment their peers.  At playtime, it was great to see so many smiling faces.  Each class had an activity to make a paper plate smiley and add a compliment they would give to someone they know and there were some great ideas.  A favourite one was 'you always think about other peoples feelings and you really care about others', fantastic! It is great to see that the smileys are already around the classroom doors to remind us that everyday should be smile and compliment day.  Thank you to our ABA's for organising the day to make everyone feel happy. 

 

 

27th March 2015

Today we received notification that we have been shortlisted for  a community education award. From over 2000 entries we have been shortlisted in the category of ‘Anti-bullying’ The awards are an annual celebration of schools' efforts to help children and young people become positive community members which highlight and reward the most effective projects being delivered in the schools and the local community. We look forward to submitting additional evidence to support the judges reach a decision!  
15th March 2015

Today both the school council and the anti-bullying ambassadors met with Mrs Corrigan.  During the meeting she shared that on 7th May, they will be going to London to participate in a tour and education workshop at the Houses of Parliament.  The focus of the workshop will be ‘Elections and voting’ and what a day to be doing this on!   Following their visit to the Houses of Parliament Mrs Corrigan has also organised for the children to go on the London Eye! It goes without saying that the children are very excited and will learn a lot from their visit.  Keep a look out for a full report of their trip and photographs!

 
7th May 2015

General Election - 7th May 2015 - Educational Visit to London

Today the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and School Councillors went on a visit to London.  During the day the children had a tour of Parliament, participated in a workshop about 'Elections and Voting'  (electing the 'Purple People Eater Party and electing our Primary Minister) and went on the London Eye.  This visit on such an important day really demonstrated the role of the Government to the children and how they are elected.  A fantastic day!

  

 

 

 

21st May 2015

 

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team meeting

On our agenda today

  • Preparation for Kindness Day and organise a whole school assembly and event.
  • Discuss the opportunity for all trained Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to apply to be part of the National Anti-Bullying Youth Board.
  • Discuss and look at the Student Leadership Award that all Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have the opportunity to take part in.
  • The upcoming opportunity for 4 more children to apply to join the Anti-Bullying Ambassador team.
  • Set date for next meeting.

Why be an Antibullying Ambassador?

2nd June 2015 Today we had a meeting to share that there is an opportunity for four more pupils to join our very successful Anti-Bullying Ambassador team.  Children from Year 4 and 5 were invited to find out all about the special role. 26 children attended the meeting and everyone took away an application form.  We look forward to receiving them by Friday.  

3rd June 2015

 

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team working lunch meeting

On our agenda today

  • Preparation for Kindness Day and to organise a whole school assembly and event.
  • Set date for next meeting.

Our ABA's over the holiday completed their homework and this was shared.  Decisions were made about kindness day including the content of our assembly and the events that would happen on the day. Great ideas from everyone.  All ABA's wrote about what kindness means to them and this will be shared in the assembly. Resources and ideas sent to all members of staff for the day.

Next meeting 8th June to make final adjustments for the day.

 
 5th June 2015 Today, we looked through all of the application forms we had received from children in Years 4 and 5 who want to join our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Team.  It was incredibly difficult to make the decision.  We are pleased to announce that Harry, Joe, Keira and Matilda were successful.  They are looking forward to their training towards the end of June in Nuneaton.  Congratulations!    

10th

June

2015

Today our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors shared with the school, about our very special day on Friday.  Friday is Kindness Day!  They shared what kindness means to them...

They all spoke clearly and with real enthusiasm about the day.  The whole school are looking forward to Friday!   

12th June 2015

Today we celebrated Kindness Day.  Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors organised the event as part of their work to make our school happy.  Different classes were very busy with different activities.  Reception shared the book 'It's ok to be different' and Year 1 and 2 shared 'Have you filled a bucket today?' KS2 used an extract from the book 'Wonder'. Have a look at our animoto to see everything that has happened.  Year 4 have even written a kindness song, take a look.  Thank you to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, children and staff for making today so enjoyable.

 

12th June 2015

 

Today, our newly appointed Anti-Bullying Ambassadors attended their initial training at St Martins School in Nuneaton. They were very excited when they left Eastlands and they had a great time during the day.  They are full of ideas and raring to go!  We look forward to them joining our team in September.  

16th July 2015

Today we say goodbye to 4 of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.  They are ready to move onto secondary school.  Thank you very much for all of your hard work over the last year.  We hope you take your learning to your new school and join or introduce Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to them! Good luck.  

 

 

'I am good at making friends and I am liked by other children. I can spot a child who is feeling unhappy and I always like to help'

 

 

'I will talk to the child who  is feeling unhappy  to make sure they do not feel alone. I will also play with the child'

 

' I am trustworthy, a good listener, calming, sensible, kind and caring.  I am good at understanding and good at getting the problem fixed! I am fully committed to the anti-bullying campaign'

 Rebecca

 

 

 

 

'I am responsible, kind, caring, understanding and a good listener. I hear others when they explain what is causing them to feel unhappy'

 

17th

July

2015

 

Anti Bullying Ambassador Youth Board. We are very pleased to share that one of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors has been successfully selected to be part of the National Youth Board.

What is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Youth Board?

The Youth Board is made up of 16 outstanding Anti-Bullying Ambassadors from across England aged between 9 and 17. They are passionate about stopping bullying and some have even been bullied themselves. They help to shape and support the development of our programme to make sure that our programme is as good as we can get it! As a Youth Board member they get to represent us at some very cool events, go on fun trips and meet some special guests. They are an integral part of our programme and we could not do our work without them. Last year our Youth Board visited Facebook’s Headquarters in Dublin to learn about staying safe online, spoke in European Parliament in Brussels, met Prince William, did cyber-safety assemblies in school, attended and helped at our National Anti-Bullying Week events, met 3 times in London and did lots of other fun activities!

Congratulations , we are very proud of you!  You will have a fantastic year.

 

 

12th September 2015 - Anti Bullying Ambassador Youth Board

Today has been a very exciting day for one of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Lewis has been selected to be part of the National Youth Board. The Youth Board is made up of 16 outstanding Anti-Bullying Ambassadors from across England aged between 9 and 17. Lewis travelled to London and visited the Facebook building.  He met his fellow board members and thoroughly enjoyed himself.  Lewis has written a diary of his day.

'It was my first meeting as an anti-bullying ambassador youth board member and I had an awesome day.  I am going to take you session by session through the day.

Me, Mum and Dad went on a train to the Facebook HQ in London at 7:30am.  The building was really tall and all glass. There were 16 of us on the Youth board and we all made friends.

It was 9:30am and our first session was just about to start.  Sara told us what our first session was; it was really just getting to know the leaders.

 

We then had a break for about 10 minutes they have got a free snack bar where you can take whatever whenever, I had some fruit pastilles.

 

Before the second session started we were given bags and a T—shirt to go and try on in the bath room.  The bathroom was really posh and white. The T-shirt fitted perfectly – our others have been ordered. In the bag was an ABA badge, wrist bands, two highlighters, notebooks, pens and some lip balm from Facebook.

 

11:10 in session two we showed our presentations they loved the song in my animoto. There were two others that did a power point for one of them the sound didn’t work and the others memory stick was homemade.

 

12:00 we did session three we met some more of the leaders. At 1:00pm they took us to pizza express for lunch                                                                       

Starter: Dough balls

Main: American Pizza

Sprite    

                                                                                                                                             

2:30pm it was session four and we played trash for cash; it is where we had to try and sell the object for Alex Holmes money (fake money).

3:30pm we met the mentors and they told us all about the youth board.

For our last session we did a periscope we got people from LA saying hello.  A periscope is something where you talk into a phone and people from around the world can ask you questions.  We helped some people with bullying questions.

We have been given a book full of monthly suggestions of things to bring back to school to do and take back to the next youth board meeting.'

                                                                                                                                                                                             

Lewis' first project was to share how he thinks we can stop bullying.  Please view his work below. Congratulations to you! #proud

 

28th September 2015

 

Today, our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors met to vote for a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.   We had four candidates and four inspiring speeches about why they should vote for them! There was a tense silence during the voting process and we needed a recount as the voting numbers were incredibly close. Joe has been voted in as Chairperson and Lewis is the Vice Chairperson. There was a round of applause for everyone. Joe and Lewis will be meeting on Thursday to put some ideas together and the ABA’s will meet on Monday to start planning for what will be a very busy year. Well done everyone.

 

 

30th September 2015

Our Chair and Vice Chair met today to discuss possible plans for the rest of this term. Plans include:

  • Assembly to introduce new ABA's.
  • What could our first project be?
  • Anti-Bullying week November 2015
  • Possible fundraising event.

They will discuss their ideas in more detail over the next few lunchtimes and bring their ideas to the next ABA meeting for a group discussion and approval.  We look forward to it!

 

 

8th October 2015

 'A first meeting for our ABA's and a fun one too!  We discussed our ideas for the school and came up with a plan for our assemblies together. There were some brilliant ideas and everyone contributed towards them.  In November it is AB Week and we will be extremely busy organising fun events. Very soon, an assembly will take place based on what we do.  We will keep the webpage up to date so you can find out about upcoming events. Thanks for reading.'  Written by our Chairperson.

 

4th November 2015

Our new Anti Bullying Ambassador team lead our assembly this morning.  Congratulations to our ABA's for delivering a clear message to the whole school. #Proud

 

8th November 2015

Today, our ABA chairperson and vice chair took the meeting to discuss ideas for anti bullying week.  The group discussed lots of ideas, stories, competitions, friendship flowers, posters and even t-shirts.  An appointment has been made to talk to Mrs Corrigan during the week to ask for her guidance.  Well done to you all!

 

 

11th November 2015

Our Chair & Vice Chair meet with Mrs Corrigan before lunch to discuss the groups ideas for Anti-Bullying Week.  Plans have been agreed and now they are looking forward to sharing events with all of the school staff.

 

Week beginning

15th November 2015

This week, all of Eastlands will be making a noise about bullying.  Come back and visit our page soon to see just what we got up to.

Our Youth Board Member ABA is off to Alexandra Palace on Monday to take part in the Anti Bullying Ambassador conference.  Have a great time and make some noise!

 

15th November 2015

Lewis, our Vice Chairperson is also a Youth Board Member for Anti Bullying Pro. Click HERE to read his diary of his exciting day at Alexandra  Palace.

 

17th November 2015

 Have a look at what we got up to in our classrooms during Anti-Bullying Week.

 

 

19/11/2015 - Anti Bullying Week

All the entries were in for the Anti-Bullying week competition.  Early Years and Year 1 created a flower to show who is important to them.  Year 2 and 3 created a poster to make everyone aware that bullying is hurtful and wrong. Year 4, 5, 6 created Anti-Bullying slogans and designed a t-shirt.  Our ABA's met together to make a shortlist of entries, it was incredibly hard to decide! Then our chair and vice chair took them to Mrs Corrigan so that she could decide the winners. Our winners were congratulated in assembly.

Our winners are...

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Designed Friendship Flowers.

Nursery                  Reception

Thomas                   Amelia

Daniel                      Freya

Harley                      Darcey

Maria                       Amelia

Freddie                    Jayan

Year 2 and Year 3 Designed Anti-Bullying Posters.

Year 2 

Nicole

Oliver

Jacob

Caspar

Year 4, 5 and 6 Designed Anti-Bullying Slogans for a T-Shirt Design. 

Year 4 

Poppy

Year 5

Matilda

Year 6 

Joe 

Year 1

Amelia                     Anna

Daniel                     Abigail

Lilla                         Tamia

Heidi                       India

Florence                 Lacey

Year 3

Amera

Harley

Arden

Krisha 

 

 

07/12/2015 - A Very Royal Visitor.

Today in Birmingham, HRH Prince William visited Birmingham.  His visit was to support the charity the Diana Award to raise awareness of identity based bullying.  One of our ABA's Lewis was fortunate enough to be invited to take part in this exciting event.  The day was to help young people to appreciate the issues of diversity and difference.  HRH took part in an activity which encourages young people to celebrate what makes them different! Lewis has had a once in a lifetime day and we look forward to hearing all about it. 

Read Lewis' diary of the day HERE

View his exciting photographs HERE

Spring Term - 2016

Our ABA have been working tirelessly in school to help others.  Recently, we  talked to some children who told us the ABA's were a great help in sorting out any friendship issues.  They are always there, ready to listen, never to judge or take sides, there to help us to find a solution.  Well done to you all.  We feel very proud of you.

15/03/2016 - ABA Diana Award

We have received notification this week that our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been nominated for and won a Diana Award for our school. This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work from our ABA’s past and present and staff who have worked with them. We are  delighted to announce that representatives from the group/school have been invited to accept the Diana Award at INSPIRE Birmingham on Friday 22nd April.

The prestigious Diana Award is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales.

We are very proud to have received this award for the second time.

 

09/04/2016 - WE Day Visit

Lewis who is one of our ABA team and a member of the Youth Board, was invited to London to be part of WE Day event.  WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. He has written an account of his day.  View it HERE

14/4/2016 - ABA Meeting

The Anti-bullying Ambassadors met to share ideas for the Summer Term. Look our for our new information board and worry box coming to Cyber Central. More information on other events will be revealed very soon.

25/04/2016 - A Year In The Life Of An Anti-Bullying Ambassador On The Youth Board

Lewis has had a very busy and productive year in his role as a Youth Board member.  He has made a PowerPoint about his year that he recently shared with the other members of the team in London.

To read his PowerPoint, click HERE

12/05/2016 - A Very Royal Visit!

Today, after SATs, one of our Antibullying Ambassadors had a very special visit to make.  Lewis travelled to London where he met HRH Prince William at Kensington Palace! There he discussed  what he has been doing for Antibullying here at Eastlands with the other ABAs as part of the Youth Board. Congratulations for being chosen to go and what a fantastic opportunity to share your passion to stamp out bullying, we are very proud of you!

  

Read Lewis' account of the day HERE

13/05/2015 - An Exciting Announcement

We are finally able to reveal our very big news... Last year we applied to be an Antibullying Pro Showcase school but we were unsuccessful. But we didn't give up and we applied again this year and we have been informed that we have been successful! As a showcase school our ABAs will be filmed and their learning will be shared across the UK and the world! We are incredibly proud of the whole team and we look forward to seeing you in front of the camera in June! Thank you for your messages of congratulations on Twitter.  Come back soon to see how the preparations are taking shape. 

   

 

20/05/2016 - Anti-Bullying Professionals Conference

Two of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team travelled to London for the annual Professionals Conference.  Lewis, who is also part of the Youth Board and Mrs Vikmanis, who is a Regional Staff Champion, were invited to Barclays HQ at Canary Wharf.  It was a very early start but there was a lot to look forward to.  They listened to many inspirational speakers including Carrie Grant and Katie Buckingham.  In the afternoon, Lewis was invited onto the stage to share his year as an ABA both at school and as a member of the Youth Board.  The room was full of adults and Lewis spoke with maturity and passion about the difference he feels he has made over his 2 years at school and his year on the Youth Board.  Well done Lewis, you have had a great year and we are sure you will become a mentor in time to come.  Lewis and Mrs Vikmanis have very nearly completed their year in their posts and have both thoroughly enjoyed their responsibilities.

Click HERE to read Lewis' diary of the day

14/06/2016 - Filming for Showcase School Event

Over the last two days, we have been visited in school by Alex, Ellie, Steve and Ross from Anti-Bulling Pro.  Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been recognised for the work they do to inform others about the importance of saying no to bullying behaviour. Ben Cohen from the world of Rugby, visited the children to see the work they have been involved in. It was a great experience for all and we are waiting to view the premier of the film at Facebook on July 5th.  Congratulations to our ABA's, a great achievement to be only 1 of 3 schools chosen.  We are proud of you all.  Have a look at the photographs and animoto to see what a fantastic 2 days it has been.

05/07/2016 - Facebook London Showcase School  Premiere

Today, Mrs Warrington, Mrs Vikmanis and Mrs Stonell travelled to London to Facebook.  They were there to watch the premiere of the Showcase School that our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors had made.  Then it was time to view the film. There were quite a few tears in the audience as they were so touched by our children.  Christopher Ecclestone (aka former Dr Who) presented the award to the staff on behalf of the children.  He was amazed at the work they have done to make Eastlands Primary School a happier place.  

On Wednesday, we had a special assembly to celebrate and share their work and achievements. Thank you to Anti-Bullying Pro and the Diana Award for the children's t-shirts, they think they are great! View their film below.

08/07/2016 - Our ABAs visit Althorp, the home of Diana

As part of being awarded a Diana Award, our ABAs were invited to visit Althorp Estate, the home of Diana.  They had a wonderful time and it was good to reflect on the reason why Anti-Bullying Pro and The Diana Award charities were started. The children particularly liked viewing the island where Diana was laid to rest and the tour of the house.  The house was stunning and has a lot of history, including a ghost!  Our ABAs are and will continue to be Diana's legacy. Please view our animoto below.

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