Anti-Bullying Week 2019

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year's Anti-Bullying Week had the theme Change Starts With Us and happened from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019. The theme aims were as follows:

  • Small change. Big difference.

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together:

  • Change starts here.
  • Change starts now.
  • Change starts with us.

Whether verbal or online, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life through to adulthood. Driffield School & Sixth Form has therefore been proud to support the #ChangeStartsWithUs campaign during #AntiBullyingWeek.

On Tuesday 12th November, staff and students also supported the annual Odd Socks Day by wearing odd socks. This event, that is part of the annual Anti-Bullying Week programme, helps to celebrate what makes us all unique.

Also during this week Mrs Jude, Anti-Bullying Coordinator who runs the Peer Mentor room, has also signed up students for the next cohort to undertake The Diana Award Anti-bullying Ambassador training. Mrs Jude said “This was a huge success last year, with over 100 students signing up to become Peer Mentors. I am really looking forward to this year’s cohort undertaking their training”. Watch this space for more information!