A ONE-day anti-bullying training session took place at a Salisbury school with young people working together to change attitudes and behaviours associated with bullying. 

Ten young people at Leehurst Swan School took part in the training session run by The Diana Award in Bath on Wednesday, November 15 to build their skills and confidence levels so to be able to address different situations both off and online. 

Head of prep at Leehurst Swan School, Mrs Christina Oldham said: “Last week, we had the pleasure of taking ten pupils from Prep to be trained as anti-bullying ambassadors for our school. They have already held their first meeting and have plans to work towards a 'community' badge.

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She added: "Next steps for this passionate team include creating their own display in school, delivering an assembly to the Prep, and training staff and governors about dealing with bullying. They are keen to spread the message that 'Young People Can Change the World'. We thank The Diana Award team for having us.”

 The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with facilitators giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors enabling them to tackle these issues long after the training has finished.

Pupils made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. 

The anti-bullying ambassador programme is available to schools across the UK and sees facilitators working with students and other young people.