MORE than 40 Rudheath Senior Academy Students have taken part in an anti-bullying workshop, thanks to funding from Rudheath and Witton Together.

The training, on Tuesday, April 16, was hosted by The Diana Award charity, which trains anti-bullying ambassadors across the UK.

Students from Year 7 to Year 10 came together on the day to discuss what initiatives they would like to see introduced at their school.

Northwich Guardian:

Sandra Skellington, the academy’s Diana Ambassador lead, said: “The children are really excited to have this opportunity to train.

“Following our first training 2 years ago, the Anti Bullying Ambassadors have had an enormous positive impact on the school and having more learners trained will ensure that Rudheath Senior Academy remains a place where everyone knows that they’re not alone.”

Anti-Bullying Ambassador training empowers students and staff to change the attitudes, behaviours, and cultures of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations.

Northwich Guardian:

The day saw students create an action plan of how to approach reducing bullying in their school, while teachers also received European Commission-funded SELMA training on how to approach the topic of online hate speech in schools.

On the morning of the training, Katy Sneyd of RAW Together presented a funding cheque to the academy.

She said: “Congratulations must go to the pupils involved as their ideas and eloquence lead to this being such a strong proposal.”