Recentlypupils took part in NationalAnti-bullying Week with the theme – ‘Power for good’. The Prep School joined schools across Englandto shine aspotlight on bullying and encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year ahead.

The Headmaster started the week by defining bullying in assembly. Bullying is hurting another person, or group, on purpose, more than once. Later in the week at form time and in PSHCE (Personal Health, Social and Citizenship Education) lessons pupilsfocused on how everyone can be a ‘Power for Good’. There were also activities on Tuesday and Thursday break times when pupils could design a poster, have their photograph taken, striking a superhero ‘Power for Good’ pose, and be part of a short film, all of which focused on how the children can be a ‘Power for Good.’

Teacher, Clare Salisbury explained, “Our aimwasto inform pupils about what
bullying is, what to do if they ever feel bullied in or out of school and to ensure
that DCPS remains a place where children feel safe, happy and valued.
Hopefullythis week the children have gained a greater understanding of why
bullying is unacceptable and in the future will be able to recognise negative
behaviour and dosomething positive to alleviate it.”