‘Ambassadors’ will help to stamp out school bullying

Ant-Bullying Ambassador training event, Ringmer Community College
Ant-Bullying Ambassador training event, Ringmer Community College

More than 80 young people received training and shared tips on how to prevent bullying in their schools and communities.

The training day was held at Ringmer Community College and brought together young people from local primary and secondary schools, of all ages and abilities to be trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

They creatively explored and understood the issue of bullying. They networked with other young people, exchanged ideas and shared good practice.

They gained practical ideas and received top tips on how to stop bullying. These Ambassadors left with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.

The Diana Awards runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide peer led initiative with more than 5,000 trained Ambassadors in more than 600 schools across the UK.

Programme Manager Alex Holmes said: “As a former victim of bullying I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted and I am passionate about helping these people. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another.  We give Ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message – bullying will not be tolerated.”