Anti-bullying recognition for Hereward College

Students at Hereward College were treated to a visit from Union J’s JJ Hamblett as part of a film featuring Hereward’s anti-bullying work.

Hereward College in Coventry is one of only three schools and colleges across the country to have been selected to showcase its anti-bullying work by the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying campaign.

A group of young people from the college are trained Diana Award Anti-bullying ambassadors and part of the National Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Network.  They are responsible for leading anti-bullying initiatives in the college, encouraging fellow students and staff to take action against bullying.

Dayna Donnelly, Student Mentor at Hereward says:

“It’s a real privilege to be able to highlight the work of Hereward’s anti-bullying ambassadors in this way.  The focus at Hereward has been on preventing bullying rather than solely dealing with the consequences.  We are so proud of the young people who do an amazing job to help change the behaviours and attitudes of learners and the college as a whole.”

Tessy Ojo, CEO, Diana Award says:

“We are proud to celebrate the work that young people are doing to make their communities safer.  The perception that bullying both online and offline is part of growing up is wrong and the Diana Award understands that early intervention is critical in the prevention of bullying behaviour.  The Diana Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme puts young people at the heart of this preventative work.”

Over 16,000 students have been trained to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors across the UK and just a few schools and college are selected to be showcased for their outstanding work.  Filming will take place at the college in early June and shown at a national celebration event at the UK’s Facebook headquarters in June.