Cool To Be Kind – Anti Bullying Week: 14 – 18 November 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are taking part in Anti-Bullying Week this term between Monday 14th – Friday 18th November. Anti-Bullying Week helps our school to shine a spotlight on bullying. We at St Jude’s are very proud of the fact that bullying does not exist within our community but are wholeheartedly behind the national drive to raise awareness of bullying and the harm it potentially causes its victims.

Power_for_good_logoThe theme this year is ‘Power for Good’. It is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and they have set the following key aims:

To support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.

To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.

To encourage school staff to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.

Dress Up Day on Friday 18th November

anti-bullyingChildren and staff at St Jude’s will be dressing up for Anti-Bullying Week in the following ways:

Wear blue and show your support for anti bullying on 18 November 2016

The Anti-Bullying Alliance are launching their wear blue campaign and asking schools, organisations and individuals to wear blue on Friday 18 November 2016 and donate to Bullying UK.

This can be anything from blue jeans, blue top or you could wear something really out there and stand out for bullying…

Contribution: 50p to go towards the amazing work that the charity ‘Bullying UK’ does.

…or you can dress up as a superhero to show your ‘Power for Good’.
All superheroes are welcome but please refrain from arriving with your normal weapons, this is a peaceful event!

Contribution: 50p for the Anti-Bullying Alliance
Please click on the link below to view the newsletter about Anti-Bullying Week:

Click here for Letter to Parents

Please click on the link below to view ‘Top Tips for Parents and Children’:

Click here for Tips for Parents

Here are some very useful websites for you to explore at home with your children:

The Anti-Bullying Alliance – great advice and activities for families:

Bullying UK (Family Lives) – specialists in support and guidance for parents:

End Bullying Org. – updates on global developments and free resources to download and use:

CBBC – interactive games and video clips to stimulate discussion for your children: