Stand Up To Bullying Day – 21st June

Last Wednesday was National Stand Up to Bullying Day – a day designed to highlight both bullying in schools and also in the wider community. During Stand Up To Bullying Day people are encouraged to take a stand against bullying and demonstrate that everyone has a role to play in tackling it.

 

At Morriston we did this in two ways, firstly by encouraging our pupils to share the fact that they were supporting this campaign on social media (an area where we know that an ever increasing amount of bullying is taking place) and secondly by running anti-bullying/restorative practice training for a group of Year 7 pupils who are now going to join the school’s Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme, led by Mr Lunt.

 

The training day was extremely successful with 26 more pupils now being fully trained in the use of Restorative Practice, which we see as an important factor in helping to stop bullying behaviours within the school. These pupils will now be able to join the growing number of pupils across all year groups who work hard to help to improve school life for all pupils in their role as Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassadors.

 

I would like to thank all of the pupils involved, including the Year 10 pupils who assisted during the day, for their effort, attitude and behaviour during what was a very successful day’s training!

 

Mr G. Lunt

Anti-Bullying Workshops at Morriston Primary School – 9th February 2017

 

As part of the school’s anti-bullying initiative, Mr Lunt and five of the schools Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (Brody Blake, Samantha Thomas, Maisy Arnold, Evie Tipler and Caitlin Williams) recently visited Morriston primary to deliver anti-bullying workshops to both their Year 5/6 and Year 4/5 classes.

The workshops, which primarily focused on helping pupils to better understand what bullying is; the different forms that it can take; the importance of not being a bystander when it takes place and at ways we can try to reduce or ideally stop bullying, both went extremely well with both sets of pupils seeming to both enjoy and learn from them.

All of the MCS pupils involved were exceptional throughout the day and acted as excellent ambassadors for both the school and anti-bullying throughout, working really well with the primary pupils to expand their knowledge of this important area.

Mr Lunt will now look to return to the school to deliver Restorative Practice training to Morriston’s ‘Playground Buddies’ later in the school year.

Mr G. Lunt

Anti-Bullying Workshops at Ynystawe Primary School – 24th January 2017

As part of the school’s anti-bullying initiative Mr Lunt and four of the schools Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (Olivia Hill, Emily Roberts, Gabrielle Robinson and Bethany-Louise Stephens) recently visited Ynystawe primary to deliver anti-bullying workshops to both Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.

The workshops, which primarily focused on helping pupils to better understand what bullying is; the different forms that it can take; the importance of not being a bystander when it takes place and at ways we can try to reduce or ideally stop bullying, both went extremely well with both sets of pupils seeming to both enjoy and learn from them. I was particularly impressed with the standard of answers given by the pupils involved during the course of the day and am sure that a number of them will go on to be involved in the anti-bullying ambassador programme when they move on to Morriston in the future.

As always our pupils were exceptional throughout the day and acted as excellent ambassadors for both the school and anti-bullying throughout really helping to engage the pupils that they were working with in the session.

Mr Lunt will now look to return to the school to deliver Restorative Practice training to Year 6 later in the school year.

Mr G. Lunt

Anti-Bullying Workshops at Glyncollen Primary School – 13th December 2016

As part of the school’s anti-bullying initiative, during the week before the Christmas holidays Mr Lunt and four of the schools Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (Carys Conibeer, Ffion Williams, Megan Howard and Jake Williams) visited Glyncollen to deliver anti-bullying workshops to both Year 5 and 6.

The workshops, which primarily focused on helping pupils to better understand what bullying is; the different forms that it can take; the importance of not being a bystander when it takes place and at ways we can try to reduce or ideally stop bullying, both went extremely well with both classes seeming to both enjoy and learn from them.

As always our pupils were exceptional throughout the day and acted as excellent ambassadors for both the school throughout.

Mr Lunt will now look to return to the school to deliver Restorative Practice training to both Year 6 and the schools ‘Guardians’ early in the new year.

Mr G. Lunt

Anti-Bullying Workshops at Pentre’r’Graig Primary School – 22nd November 2016

As part of the school’s anti-bullying initiative, last week Mr Lunt and four of the schools Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (Katie Combe, Kiera Brown, Kelsey Smith and Charlie-Marie Davies) visited Pentre’r’Graig to deliver anti-bullying workshops to both Year 5 and 6.

The workshops, which primarily focused on helping pupils to better understand what bullying is and the different forms that it can take; the importance of not being a bystander when bullying takes place and finally at ways to try to reduce or stop bullying both went extremely well with both classes seeming to both enjoy and learn from them.

As always our pupils behaved superbly throughout the day, earning praise from staff for being such excellent role models to their current pupils.

Mr Lunt will now look to return to the school to deliver Restorative Practice training to Year 6 and the schools ‘Restorative Champions’ early in the new year.

Mr G. Lunt