Staff and students from Hartlepool College of Further Education came together last week to promote Anti-Bullying week in the UK.Wearing t-shirts, students took them into their course areas and wrote anti-bullying messages on their shirts to collect positive messages from learners. Student welfare officer Ronald Bage wrote a t-shirt to show support and students promoted 'all different all equal' which was the theme of the week.
Student Support staff members Mark Lee and Sam-Amy Kidson, who worked with the Students to set up the promotion had the following message to say:
"Working with the student Ambassadors was great fun. They had done a similar thing in school and wanted to deliver it again in college. They really took the message of anti-bullying week to heart, raising awareness in their curriculum areas. We also got some really good quotes from learners which shows just how much they know about bullying and the effects it can have.It was great to see how their t-shirts all highlighted different aspects that all related to anti-bullying. We saw how important respect, friendship, peace and equality are to learners. We have a fantastic, supportive and inclusive ethos here at Hartlepool College, one which embeds respect, teamwork and preparing learners for successful futures into college life and the anti-bullying messages really showed this in action.
We can't wait to work with them again next year to continue the good work they have already done."
For anyone wanting to see the anti-bullying week t-shirts, they will be on display in the college's atrium from the 27th Nov-8th Dec.