St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Anti-Bullying and Keeping Safe Week

29 October to 2 November 2012

Once again our pupils took part in a week of activities designed to raise their awareness of how to keep themselves and others safe. This included learning more about how to deal with all types of bullying as well as raising their awareness of the potential dangers around them, especially during the busy times of Halloween and Bonfire Night.

The main focus was our regular Anti-bullying week. Children were involved in a range of activities designed around this year's theme 'We're Better Without Bullying'.

Each class reviewed our anti-bullying policy and completed a questionnaire together with their regular SEAL lessons.

All children were reminded of our Internet access safety policy and children in Upper Key Stage 2 discussed the problems around e-safety with a particular emphasis on cyber-bullying. Watch out parents as shortly, we will be organising a workshop on how to help protect your child online.

Everyone enjoyed identifying the hazards associated with Halloween and Bonfire night and thinking about how they will keep safe during these events. Pupils had the opportunity to get creative by designing posters and writing their own poems.

The safety focus was developed further by visits from our local emergency services. Fire officers showed videos depicting the dangers of fireworks. They also showed a video about what to do in the event of a house fire. The police spoke to about bullying and gave advice on how to deal with it.

What a positive week in school, where we reminded ourselves that we are all made in the image and likeness of God and should treat one another with respect.