Anti-bullying at Hady
We are proud to have an Anti-bullying Committee at Hady. A group of our Y4 and Y5 pupils have recently undertaken Anti-bullying Ambassador training offered by The Diana Award. We are working towards earning badges for our efforts to ensure we are learning, playing, and growing in an environment where bullying does not feature because we have got in front of it with our anti-bullying ethos.
Anti-bullying Ambassador training
As part of Hady Primary Schools anti-bullying campaign, 20 Y5 children took part in an equality and diversity workshop, delivered by James from the Anne Frank Trust.
On Day 1 we looked at extracts from Anne Frank's diary to help us to recognise what makes us different yet the same.We investigated the stereotyping, discrimination, antisemitism and prejudice that Anne suffered, and compared this to the modern day issues that are in the public eye today.
During Day 2, we were tasked with ways we could deliver these messages. We worked in groups and became creative, one group produced a small play, which they delivered to their audience, with the moral of the story telling others that everyone needs a friend. We created anti-bullying posters to teach others about the dangers of cyber-bullying, and used Scratch to develop an animated message.
Another group wrote their own poem about anti-bullying at Hady Primary School, with the final group writing and performing their own anti-bullying rap to spread the message.
As part of Black History Month, the Y5/6 children at Hady were lucky eough to be invited to receive a visit from ACCA - the African and Caribbean Community Associations - to discuss with us some of the discrimination they and their ancestors have faced.
Councillor Lud Ramsey and his brother Alan shared with us their experiences of growing up and working in Britain and the changes that have happened throughout society to promote equality.
Their talk was thought provoking and inspired the children to ask some insightful questions and demonstrate the knowledge they already have about Black History.
We enjoyed a three day work-shop with the Anne Frank Trust, with our UKS2 pupils learning and then presenting about Anne Frank, WWII, and the treatment of the Jewish people.
Billy from the Trust, said
Just wanted to say a big big thank you to everyone at Hady Primary for having me at the school over the last three days, it really was an absolute pleasure. The staff team is amazing, and the students were outstanding.
He also commented over the last few days about the level of maturity and politeness that all of our students have shown and that he was pleasantly surprised by this, as he normally works with KS3 children.