School springs into ac­tion on bul­ly­ing

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ce­cilia Allen

Rock­ing­ham Se­nior High School Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre joined schools across Aus­tralia in sup­port­ing the Na­tional Day of Ac­tion against Bul­ly­ing and Vi­o­lence last Friday.

Stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the day and were given the op­por­tu­nity to talk about bul­ly­ing, dis­cuss the def­i­ni­tions and share their ideas to help free the world from bul­ly­ing.

A speaker from Stu­dent Edge also at­tended to dis­cuss cy­ber safety.

As­so­ciate prin­ci­pal Diane Atkin­son said the school joined the na­tional day to heighten aware­ness of what bul­ly­ing is and teach stu­dents how to re­spond to it.

“Stu­dents learnt how to not only stand up to bul­ly­ing but how they can help others who are be­ing bul­lied,” she said.

Ms Atkin­son said the school had made a pledge to be a bully-free school. To cel­e­brate, mid­dle school and se­nior school stu­dents and staff par­tic­i­pated in a T-ball chal­lenge, with the stu­dents de­feat­ing the teach­ers 25-18.

Jay­den Brood­koorn, 16, and Layth Wilkes, 17, both con­trib­uted to the en­cour­ag­ing quotes on the school’s bul­ly­ing quo­ta­tion board.

Char­lie Thomas, 13, with her com­pleted acros­tic poem that was one of the ac­tiv­i­ties of the day re­lat­ing to bul­ly­ing.

Pic­tures: RSHS Ed­u­ca­tion Sup­port Cen­tre

Is­abella Fraw­ley, 16, par­tic­i­pated in the staff ver­sus stu­dent T-ball chal­lenge.

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