It’s our Friendship Week this week!
The national theme for Anti-bullying week this year is …’Choose Respect’!
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of our week are to support children to understand:
*The definition of respect
*That bullying is a behaviour choice
*That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
*That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online.
This theme ties in nicely with British Values, particularly relating to:
Having mutual respect for, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
We will be using Aesop’s Fables as the basis of our learning throughout Friendship Week! We also look forward to Thursday, when we have the NSPCC online safety workshops for children and parents.