We take anti-bullying week very seriously at Wandsworth Prep. The children throughout the school spent time in their PSHE lessons learning about the signs of bullying and what they can do to help support their friends, as well as who to go to if they have concerns about bullying.
Both Bubble A and B had special assemblies with Miss Jo about bullying to support their classroom learning. Bubble A learnt how being different is not a reason to reject someone. Using film is a great way to help young children understand the emotions of bullying and the short film, 'For the birds', was a perfect example to promote discussion with their learning partner. Bubble B looked at bullying from a different perspective - from the point of view of the bully. It was an animated short film voiced by a child who had bullied others; the child explained how they had been badly treated at home by their family and why they bullied others at school to try and reclaim a sense of power. Seeing the world from another person's shoes is an imperative part of our children's learning. On Friday, we finished our anti-bullying week with an odd sock day designed to demonstrate individuality and show the world it's OK to stand out from the crowd. The socks were amazing and came in every colour of the rainbow. Neon socks. Glitter socks. Stripey socks. Spotty socks. Zig zaggy socks. Animal socks. Every one was different and unique, just like us.