Students help spread anti-bullying message

Students taking part in North Tyneside Council's Takeover Challenge show their support for anti-bullying week.

Students taking part in North Tyneside Council's Takeover Challenge show their support for anti-bullying week.

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Youngsters have been making a noise about bullying as part of a nationwide initiative.

A group of students joined North Tyneside Council staff to look at different issues children may face with bullying as part of this year’s Takeover Challenge.

They held an in depth discussion about what they felt were the best ways of dealing with bullies, and even thought about possible ideas for DVDs and posters.

North Tyneside’s Young Mayor, Abbie Armstrong, said: “The session was great. I’m glad that the council are aware of the issues around bullying and are looking to help improve the situation.

“Bullying is a problem for many young people, and it’s important that we look at ways of overcoming and preventing it.”

Other youngsters were also kept busy by the local authority, as part of the Takeover Challenge, with developing new school lunch menus and getting their feet wet poolside at leisure centres.

And 16-year-old Rebecca Moore, North Tyneside’s Member of Youth Parliament, travelled down to London to spend the day at the Home Office and Cabinet Office.