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We have some super exciting things going on in the world of Anti Bullying!.
Firstly, we are happy to announce that Alex Holmes, CEO of the Anti Bullying Ambassador Programme and TICH, upcoming singing sensation (who is currently touring with Olly Murs!!) are visiting the school !
They will be coming on Friday 22th March to meet up with the Anti Bullying Ambassadors to see there progress and there will also be a anti bullying event for all students in the Hall which includes a talk about the organisation as well as a performance from TICH so dont miss out on one amazing, informative lunchtime full of fun!
We’re so exciting for Friday and will let you all know of anymore updates shortly!
This day is set up by United Nations in over 190 countries. Happiness Day doesn’t mean thay we suddenly become happy on this day , but it means that we’ve recognised that happiness is our goal and that we need to work harder to promote the things that really matter in the 21st century.
What also happens today is that the UN makes a report and finds out what really makes people happy in order ot find ways to improve the quality of lives of others.
Whilst income, family and location were viewed as key reasons for happiness, health and in particular Mental Health is really crucial inorder to remain happy. The most long term way to feel happy is to be compassionate and to ‘give more than you receive’ as making someone else happy gives you a sense of accomplishment and therefore makes you happy.
But remember, happiness starts from within. Once you appreciate what you have then positivity will radiate to others and make them feel happy too.
Quote of the Day: ” Happy people dont have the best of everything but instead make the best of everything.”
Hope everyone had a good day and lets make Happiness Day everyday!
Today we’re going to talk about kindness! Whilst everyone knows what it is, its easy to forget to act upon it especially as everyone’s super busy lately!
When you’re caught up in your own world, its easy to forget the people around you and how they are feeling. Its important to make sure that you remember people in your thoughts and help to make a difference to someones day.
It’s not hard to be kind. Infact, the best acts of kindness are free like a smile, a compliment , a hug or just simply saying ‘Thankyou’ to someone for what they’ve done shows that you appreciate their efforts.
Kindness also has this win-win effect, simply because, when you make someone happy YOU feel happy that just the simple power of words or actions can have such a major impact. So why not try and do an act of kindness everyday?
Here are some suggestions:
Say something good behind someones back,
Give genuine compliments to people- see the good in others.
Always be thankful
These are just a few suggestions but in your day to day life you will find that this list will continue to grow with more ways to radiate positivity and goodness!
So with that, I shall leave you with this quote:
“ Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain.
Have a nice week everyone! and as always , one that is filled with happiness and productivity!
Recently we have been focusing on cyber bullying. We have looked at the risks of a certain site in particular, called askfm which we have asked to be blocked at school. If you have any worries about cyber bullying please approach us we don’t bite:)!
Also we have arranged a TV room which will be open to all on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 13:15 starting from Thursday 28th February (the first Thursday back) Come along and bring your lunch! Members of the Anti bullying team will be there so pop in for a chat and we can help you with any problems you are having. But don’t worry…you can still come even if you do not need to talk to us:) Keep checking our blog for news on which room the TV room will be as it is still being arranged or check out our posters around school!
We hope you’ve had an exciting anti bullying week, ours was great! We had lots of good feedback for our anti bullying video, did you like it? Alex Holmes, one of the co founders of the Anti Bullying Ambassadors project, tweeted about it, and so far its had a total of 412 hits on Youtube!
Here’ s what some people had to say about the video,
” We really enjoyed the video, it was very informative and made us feel empowered to make a difference” Rajiya and Hina. Year 7 students.
“This is a great video. It shows the clear stance AGGS takes against any form of bullying”
Did you like the video? Let us know what you think! Also, please share this video with all your contacts – we need everyone to stand up to bullying!
We’re doing so much at the moment! Hopefully we will get the pupil friendly version of the schools anti bullying policy up on the BOBBY board ( outside lost property) soon, so that you can read about what AGGS does to combat bullying.
We’re also thinking of starting our first ever drop in session about bullying, for pupils from pupils and we’ve decided to make a banner for the balcony out of the hand prints you did, so keep handing them into miss bond!
Do you have any more ideas? Please leave your ideas in the comment section below!
We’re a bunch of anti- bullying ambassadors who want to make a difference to our local community and we believe that the only way to do this is to raise awareness of the issue amoungst the youth of today using dynamic methods and advice.
On this blog we will also be showing you our progress as anti bullying ambassadors through everything notable that we have done, documenting our journey and how WE have grown as individuals through this process.
And remember, you can always contact us with any queries, issues via firstname.lastname@example.org and as always, we will deal with your queries effectively and with confidentiality.
We hope that you enjoy our blog, learn something and be inspired.