At the Thursday assembly, Mrs Taub our PSHE co-coordinator, introduced Anti-bullying and our Friendship Focus.
We watched a video clip about friendship and four Year 5 pupils read poems about bullying and bullies.
Nathan read about 'Bullies and Their Friends' which explained how bullies need gangs and crowds of followers to make them feel secure because deep down they are cowards.
Ruby K read about the 'Bully' themselves and what they are truly feeling. How miserable, insecure and unable to express themselves properly, they actually are and how in the end bullies have no true friends.
Joseph M read a poem called 'Who's There?' that described the feelings that bullies evoke in somebody who they bully and just how much hurt bullying can cause.
Maya Lilly read the poem '...And How Was School Today?' which describes the way people who are bullied sometimes bottle up feelings and put on a 'mask' to hide their hurt.
At NWLJDS, we are committed to giving children the tools to recognise their feelings and empathise with the feelings of others so that we can combat bullying and eradicate it throughout our lives.
In the next few weeks, we will be raising the profile of the power of true friendship and working together to combat bullying.