This week at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, there has been an increased focus on anti-bullying as the whole school took full advantage of making the most of National Anti-Bullying Week. Led by the School Council, the week started off with assemblies for the Sixth Form and the Lower School. Members of the School Council gave presentations at both, assisted by their PSHE teachers and the Principal. Whilst the younger members of the School Council confessed to being nervous speaking in front of their peers, especially given the nature of the college which has a large intensive English programme, they spoke well in what is not their mother tongue, getting their message across loud and clear.
As well as the assemblies, each member of the School Council wore a tee-shirt with an anti-bullying message. The School Council also made a huge poster with the message “say no to bullying” written in every language of the student body; some 33 languages in total. Throughout the week other messages were broadcast using the college’s digital network and house meeting focused on the event. The film-making activity from the co-curricular programme is also making an anti-bullying video to post on You Tube.
Rose, the president of the School Council, said that she and her fellow council members felt strongly about supporting the anti-bullying message. Even more so because it had been a while since the start of the year induction programme, when the new aspects of “Keeping Children Safe in Education” were passed on to the students and a reminder in National Anti-Bullying Week was a good thing.