Over 100 young people from local schools around Liverpool received training and shared top tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 14 January 2014. The day also saw the presentation of Diana Awards by Diana Award Trustee, Peter Avis and the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Gary Millar.
The Diana Awards runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative, with over 5,000 trained Ambassadors in over 600 schools across the UK. The training day in Liverpool brought together young people from primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities, across the region to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. The young people creatively explored and understood the issue of bullying and gained practical ideas and top tips on how to stop bullying.
Alex Holmes, Programme Manager said: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another. We give Ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message - bullying will not be tolerated.”
St Margaret’s is delighted to be part of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and we were proud to host the training event in Liverpool which will enable schools in Liverpool to extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.