Singer speaks out on bul­ly­ing

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

AN up-and-com­ing singer has gone back to school to help in­spire pupils across Greater Manch­ester.

Joel Rothwell has been tour­ing schools in re­gion, coin­cid­ing with Anti-Bul­ly­ing Week. As well as per­form­ing, the 23-year-old mu­si­cian has been speak­ing about be­ing bul­lied at school, telling stu­dents his own story. Bury-born Joel flour­ished at Queen El­iz­a­beth’s Gram­mar School in Black­burn, where he stud­ied mu­sic at AS level in the sixth form.

But he told the M.E.N. he had been bul­lied at his pre­vi­ous school in Bolton. Joel said: “I wanted to raise aware­ness about bul­ly­ing, to go to schools and say to kids ‘don’t be afraid to speak out.’ I told them to speak to their friends, fam­i­lies and teach­ers.”

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