Anti-Bullying Week 2016 “The Power for Good” This week schools across the country are marking Anti-Bullying Week 2016, coordinated each year by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. This year’s theme is Power for Good, which aims: To support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying. To encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive. In assemblies, lessons and break times throughout the week, students have been discussing what they think bullying is, questioning why it exists, identifying different types of bullying and, most importantly, asking the all-important question: How can we put a stop to bullying? Mrs Stevens, who is coordinating much of the week here at Penrice, said: “It is so important for us to acknowledge this week, for students to get involved and to think about the themes. Bullying is an issue throughout the school year – not just one week – and we work every day to ensure our students have the support they need. However, ABW is great for highlighting the topic and having a week-long conversation with our students about bullying.” The ABW display can be found outside The Core for the rest of the week. Read more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance here.