Ambassadors to tackle bullies

Kirk Hallam Community Academy anti-bullying ambassadors with staff and head teacher, Martin Ebbage, right, pictured after completing a training day on the Diana Award Scheme programme.
Kirk Hallam Community Academy anti-bullying ambassadors with staff and head teacher, Martin Ebbage, right, pictured after completing a training day on the Diana Award Scheme programme.

An academy has signed up to an anti-bullying scheme inspired by the late Princess Diana.

Kirk Hallam Community has joined the National Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme, run as part of the Diana Award Scheme.

Some students have undergone training to become ambassadors of the scheme and will be presented with a special tie to help them to be identified by other students.
Deputy headteacher, Nuala Attwood, said: “We believe that our ambassadors will complement and develop the high quality support that is already available to all our students. I have been delighted by the commitment and enthusiasm of the students who have volunteered to be ambassadors and the Diana Award trainer, who visits schools throughout the country, was also very impressed by them”. 
The Anti-Bullying Ambassador scheme is being launched through assemblies in the academy this week and the ambassadors will be easily identified by the distinctive red ties they will be wearing.
It began when about 20 students from years eight to 13 attended a day of training with a trainer who came to spend a day in the academy in July, specifically to prepare the students for their new role. 
The scheme has now been launched throughout the academy so that every lunchtime a team of trained anti-bullying ambassadors will be available for any student to go and talk to about anything that is worrying them.

The scheme is part of the academy’s commitment to ensuring students well-being.