Sunday, 18 November 2007

Tomorrow sees the start of Anti-bullying Week and we are launching another brilliant campaign which is called 'The Power of Me'...

The campaign has been developed with young people from 22 schools across the city and is a whole city approach to help us build resilience in our young people, to tackle cyber-bullying and to stamp out bullying wherever it happens. The pilot scheme at Ralph Thoresby High School has:
    • a peer support team trained by Childline as first point of contact for anyone who has been bullied or feels unsafe;
    • Leeds Rugby Foundation providing positive breaktime activities;
    • The Anti-bullying Alliance has trained the staff;
    • Restorative Justice training involving the West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council's Youth Offending Team;
    • 'Mission Transition' a musical productio to support transition to seciondary school.

'The Power of Me' is sponsored by First Direct Bank and provides help and advice to anyone who is experiencing bullying or dealing with it in schools. Bus adverts are helping to raise the profile of the scheme which is supported by posters, postcards and stickers. If you want to find out more about the scheme contact my colleague Hilary Farmery on


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