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Markyate Village School And Nursery

Markyate Village School and Nursery
  1. Pupils
  2. Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

The pupils and staff at Markyate Village School believe there is no place for any forms of bullying in school. The Government has not set out a legal definition of bullying. However, it’s usually defined as behaviour that is:

  • repeated
  • intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
  • often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion or gender 

It takes many forms and can include: physical hurting, teasing, making threats, name calling or cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (for example email, social networks and instant messenger)

Here at Markyate Village School, we have an Anti-Bullying Policy that makes it clear that no forms of bullying will be acceptable in our school. This year we have 12 new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (ABA), from years 2 to 6, who support all the children in keeping our school a safe, kind and bullying-free environment for everyone. Here's why they became ambassadors:

I would like to be an Ambassador because I respect people. Anti-Bullying is important because we are all different.

Maisie, year 2

I would like to be an ABA because everybody deserves to feel happy and safe at school. As an ABA, I hope that people can come and talk to me when they are feeling sad.

Emilia, year 3

I, Poppy, would like to be an ABA because I am kind, caring and helpful. I also want to be an ABA because  I can be there to listen and help when needed.

Poppy, year 3

I really want to be an ABA as I want to help others by being kind, a good listener and showing responsibility around school. Everyone should be happy at school.

Jude, year 3

I want to be an Ambassador because I want to try to help people. I also want to educate my peers to prevent any bullying situations.

Diamond year 4

I wanted to be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador to stop bullies. I know we don't have a lot of bullies in our school but I still wanted to make sure everyone is happy and safe. I wouldn't mind if anyone had any problems and needed to tell me. If you see anyone being bullied or if you're bullied tell me because I will stop them!

Autumn, year 4

I wanted to be an ABA because I think it is very bad that people get bullied for their different looks or accents. Just thinking about them having to deal with that everyday constantly is horrible. So I want to stop that. That is why I wanted to be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador.

Holly, year 5

I wanted to be an ABA because I feel that it is not right for people to be bullied and it is not good to bully anyone. I also wanted to be an ABA because I do not like to see people being bullied and I would like to stop it bullying.

Ace, year 5

Firstly, I think I will be a great ABA because I can be really funny and make people happy. As well as that, I have encountered a bully before with my friend and I really helped him and made positive comments. Finally, I think I can be an ABA because I like helping people.

Fraser, year 6


Anti-Bullying Week 14th - 18th November 2022

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we all talked about how we can make sure that bullying never happens in our school. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors made posters, we talked about the big Anti-Bullying Assembly and we wore odd socks to show that it is great to be different!

We also listened to the Odd Socks song! https://youtube/c6hR6rTHFSk

Markyate Village School has signed up to the Diana Anti-Bullying Programme for training, resources and teaching initiatives for young people. You can visit the Diana Anti-Bullying website at: https://diana-award.org.uk/anti-bullying/

The Anti-Bullying Alliance also has a range of resources for children, parents and schools. They can be found at: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/