Pupils unite to beat the bullies

TWO anti-bullying groups set up at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon were working extra hard last week to keep pupils safe during anti-bullying week. The Anti-bullying Committee (ABC), run by Year 11 pupils, and the Buddy Scheme, run by sixth formers,

TWO anti-bullying groups set up at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon were working extra hard last week to keep pupils safe during anti-bullying week.

The Anti-bullying Committee (ABC), run by Year 11 pupils, and the Buddy Scheme, run by sixth formers, organised a number of events at the school to make pupils more aware of the help available to them and measures they can take to prevent bullying.

The two groups have been selling lanyards (whistles on string) for £1 and raised £90 for the anti-bullying campaign in three days.

Year 13 pupil Sophie Graves said: "This money will be used for creating a better environment for pupils to meet us and discuss their problems."

The school also held a poster competition in which students were asked to design an anti-bullying poster. The overall winner was Year 9 pupil Katherine Stead whose poster will be laminated and put up around the school.

On Friday everyone at the school was asked to wear blue to symbolise anti-bullying.

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Bernadette Howes, head of social science and sixth form tutor, said: "This is the first time the school has organised something for anti-bullying week and it was a huge success. Bullying is low at Hinchingbrooke School and we put this down to our Buddy scheme and ABC.

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