Anti-Bullying Week 2021
During Anti-Bullying Week 2021, our aim was to help children understand:
- The power of a kind word
- That bullying is a behaviour choice
- That we all need to choose to respect each other, both face to face and online.
2nd Classes held a Zoom call with author, Ann Linehan. Ann has written the “Sam and Sue” series of books based on Safety themes such as strangers, germs and what to do in an emergency.She focused on Cyberbullying and explained how to keep safe while online.2nd Class really enjoyed the meeting and asked excellent questions as to how the books were created,written and illustrated.
Local Community Garda John and Garda Diversity Intern Amos visited our 5th and 6th Classes in February to talk to them about bullying and cyberbullying. They emphasised the importance of being safe and careful online. They talked about treating everybody with respect and the steps you can take if you or someone you know is not being treated with respect. We are grateful for their time and the information shared.
Odd Socks Day-Monday 15th Nov
Odd Socks were worn to school by pupils and staff to highlight and celebrate our uniqueness and individuality.
Throughout the week, pupils explored the topic through engaging in music, artwork, drama and activities to promote kindness and inclusivity. The work created was displayed on each corridor in our school and work is ongoing on a school mural to promote friendship and kindness.
Brightly Coloured Clothes Day, Friday 19th Nov
Brightly Coloured Clothes were worn to school to highlight how friends brighten our day and mark the end of Anti-Bullying Week 2021.
Each class discussed and created Artwork to reflect on the theme of this week. Displays were created on each corridor to highlight the work completed and to reflect on the lessons learnt.