Dear Parents and Carers,
At Grange Primary School, we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. We recognise that in any school, the potential exists for bullying to occur. We take this potential seriously and along with all policies and procedures, we ensure that quality preventative education takes place.
This year, we are proud to support the Anti-Bullying Week with the theme ‘Change Starts with us’ which will be explored throughout workshops led by Bigfoot Arts Education. Bigfoot was established in January 2000 and has become a leading light in the field of arts education across the UK.
Bigfoot prides themselves to deliver creative entitlement where children perform the curriculum and discover new and exciting ways to learn, achieve, develop and grow. Bigfoot’s interactive workshop programmes for primary schools, designed specifically around anti-bullying themes, aim to encourage children and young people to respect themselves and each other at school, in their homes, communities, and online.
Three themed workshops will be available for our children: ‘I like myself’ for years one and two; ‘Respect’ for years three and four and ‘Cyberbullying’ for years five and six.
Through the powerful performances by the Bigfoot Facilitators, we trust we will be able to raise awareness of how to treat others and how we should be treated ourselves alongside how to reflect and deal with negative attitudes and behaviour. Living in a digital age, it would be great to discuss and explore online safety in a safe space. With access to technology which surrounds us daily, it is important and topical to tackle cyber bullying and this is one of the focuses of the interactive workshop.
We very much look forward to the workshops next week and hope that our children will not only be able to enjoy learning in a positive, fun and informative way but also will be able to safely explore serious issues facing all young people today.
If you have any questions, or queries, please contact the school on 02077716121, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.