Stop and Think - Words Can Hurt
To support Anti Bullying Week (14th
-18th November) Voicebox, Manchester's secondary
school council network, is holding a special Anti-bullying event on
Tuesday 15th November at Chorlton High School.
The theme of this year's Anti Bullying Week is 'Stop and Think -
Words Can Hurt', focusing on the damage that verbal bullying and
name calling can cause. Pupils have voted on the activities they
want to run at the meeting; including introducing a pledge to stop
bullying in Manchester's secondary schools as well as creating a
group artwork that will used to form the basis of a poster.
Chorlton High School pupils will be performing a play
written specifically for Manchester by anti-bullying specialist
Robert Higgs. 'Goldfish Bowl' explores the concerns that primary
school pupils have about moving up to high school. The performance
will be a fantastic opportunity for other Manchester secondary
schools to view the play in action so they can consider
using it with feeder primary schools next summer.
Voicebox is the school council network for Manchester's
secondary school pupils which involves Pupil Voice activities. The
meetings offer a great opportunity for pupils to find out about
local projects and initiatives they can get involved in and
contribute towards, as well as to develop new skills for
consultation, debate and effecting positive change in their
schools and local communities.
Developed and led by Manchester Healthy Schools, the Voicebox
meetings follow a health-related agenda including healthy eating,
physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing.