We are very pleased to fund a one-day, anti-bullying workshop for the whole school and parents at St Bernadette Catholic Primary School (St. Albans).
Jackie Caetano, (Business Manager), quoted part of St Bernadette’s mission statement:
“Verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life that can extend into their adult life. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone.”
Jackie went on to explain how the performance, workshop and resources will help:
“By buying into a one day workshop which extends to our parents and carers, we are showing our children that we are passionate in our belief that its by educating our children, young people, parents and carers together and that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We want to create an empowering, positive message addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying, change starts now not tomorrow.”
One-off performances and trips struggle to score well on our longevity criteria (i.e. how long will the project continue to generate benefits for different cohorts of pupils.) However, the fact that this project benefitted the whole school and parents helped mitigate that and we were happy to fund such a vital area that not only benefits pupils’ wellbeing, but also enables them to learn more effectively in a safe environment.