Schools in Selby area have been doing their bit to mark a week of activities aimed at reducing bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week took place last month and highlighted the effects that bullying can have on youngsters.
According to the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) around 90% of children say they have been bullied, or seen someone bullied, for being intelligent or talented.
Chairman of ABA, Ross Hendry said: “Bullying is holding our children back and stifling their future. Let’s make a stand together and make it clear that bullying is unacceptable and it must be tackled.
“At a time when we need more young people to study maths and science at college and university, and to drive the future of our economy, they’re actually cowering away from fear of being bullied.”
Amongst, the schools taking part in the Selby region were Barlby Bridge Primary and Carlton Holy Family Secondary held, with both holding events that took centre stage in the schools’ focus on anti-bullying.
Both schools had assemblies on bullying, while visitors attended to help spread the message and document the effect that it has on victims. Carlton also held drop-in sessions for youngsters with headteacher
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