Bournemouth school children have been celebrating Anti-Bullying Week by using the latest in educational technology to learn about friendships, kindness and how to stay safe online.
Pupils from Kingsleigh Primary School took part in a week of special activities to mark the event, which included using digital resources from Discovery Education Espresso . Taking place in November each year, Anti-Bullying Week is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of different kinds of bullying and empower children to take a stand and make a difference.
Kingsleigh Primary School pupils began their learning by coming together for ‘circle time’, where they used digital resources to investigate what bullying looks like and how it can be prevented. The children discussed what it means to be a good friend and explored how to take a stand against unkind behaviour.
Next, the pupils took part in a whole-school assembly, where they watched a Discovery Education video about the importance of respect and kindness. Produced in partnership with the Anti Bullying Alliance, ‘One Kind Word’ gave the children lots of ideas for ‘random acts of kindness’, which can break down barriers and brighten the lives of those around them.
Teacher Janet Beauchamp said:
“It was wonderful to see the children work together to take a stand against bullying. Discovery Education’s anti-bullying resources gave us lots of different scenarios to explore and prompted valuable discussion points. Although the children were already fairly knowledgeable about the different types of bullying, it was a good refresher of how we can beat bullying with kindness.”
Discovery Education Espresso offers a vast array of anti-bullying and online-safety resources, spanning all primary key stages and subjects and including video, text, audio, images and interactive activities.
Explore Discovery Education’s award-winning, curriculum-matched digital resources at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.