Groups help spread anti-bullying message

An anti-bullying message has been spread among schools thanks to the work of youngsters and a charity.

Saturday, 6th February 2016, 07:40 am
Updated Thursday, 4th February 2016, 09:04 am
Young people from The Princes Trust at Percy Main Primary School after their anti-bullying assembly.

Young volunteers from The Princes’ Trust joined forces with YMCA North Tyneside and North Tyneside Council to hold a series of anti-bullying assemblies in primary schools.

Sessions were held at Richardson Dees, St Joseph’s Catholic, Percy Main, and Waterville primary schools.

Megan Stewart, 18, and one of those who took part in the presentation, said: “Bullying in schools can have a massive effect on a young person’s education and it’s important that they know who to go to for help and how to deal with it appropriately.”

The students engaged in a variety of discussions about the effects of bullying and how to overcome it with help from family members and teachers.

Alongside the council mascot, Waldo the Wonderdog, they also carried out various role-playing scenarios for the pupils to react and give their thoughts on.