Treloar’s theme for Anti-Bullying: ‘making a noise’

Dec. 2, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

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The Anti-Bullying Week 2015 theme for Treloar's was ‘making a noise’. One of the key aims of the week was to empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online.

Treloar's certainly took this to its beating heart. The week’s events were kicked off with SHOUTPOD – which brought a great radio experience to the students. All were encouraged, whatever their ability, to get involved and be the DJ, making dedications to friends and shouting out against the bullies.

The middle of the week saw Treloar’s working with Ray Watters from Drum With Us, with over 40 students in each workshop being inspired by rhythm and its positive health benefits. Students were able to vocalise or use instruments to banish bullies.

The week ended with bOK, an informative, interactive and inclusive theatre company who worked with students to create anti–bullying forums.

pledge wall of student poster for anti-bullying week

Positive comments came from both students and staff regarding how good it was to be able to make a difference and show support for each other.

A pledge wall was created with posters by students as part of a competition to 'be a buddy not a bully'.