Felpham students learn about cyber bullying

Felpham Community College students took part in interactive cyber bullying workshop.

Eadie Swanton, holding the microphone, is a year 8 student who attended the workshop
Eadie Swanton, holding the microphone, is a year 8 student who attended the workshop

Run through ‘The Prime Agency’, singer and songwriter Rich Cottell presented the workshop to the Year Eight students as part of a national school tour. Looking at cyber bullying, gaming, internet safety and social media, Mr Cottell delivered some hard hitting messages in a fun and interactive way, encouraging student participation throughout the workshop.

He has previously performed as an artist with pop stars The Wanted and Olly Murs and his unique performance style gives students the opportunity to think about things differently, as well as reminding them of key safety issues.

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Emma Green, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “Internet safety is extremely important to us at FCC and we educate all year groups regularly on it. This workshop used song and audience participation, Rich’s performance style is amazing and definitely gives students the chance to think about things that affect them on a daily basis, for example being sensible when using social media. We have run this workshop a number of times over the years and it is always a big hit with students.”

Eadie Swanton, a Year Eight student who attended the workshop, said: “Rich was great as he is young and understood us. The language and examples he used were all relevant to our age group and made the workshop fun and ‘real’. It was better than just sitting and being talked too, it was really good!”

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