LVS Ascot took a lead role amongst Home Counties schools on Tuesday 27th September as a host school in a national campaign to prevent bullying in schools and communities. With pastoral care being a key element of life at LVS Ascot, the independent all-ability school was the ideal venue to welcome over 100 pupils from eight schools across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire as part of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Training.
The training day brought together young people from primary and secondary schools across the south east to be trained as anti-Bullying Ambassadors, including the Oratory Prep School in Reading, Eden Girls School in Slough, Garth Hill College in Bracknell as well as visiting schools from Amersham, Kingston, Woking and Hatfield.
The pupils creatively explored and understood the issue of bullying, networked with their peers, exchanged ideas and shared good practice. They gained practical ideas and received top tips on how to stop bullying, and left as anti-bullying ambassadors with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.
Deputy Head Pastoral Carl Bingham said: “We are proud to be a host school for the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme. Pastoral care is an extremely important part of LVS Ascot life, ensuring every pupil’s personal development is nurtured. It has been a privilege to share that philosophy and help the Diana Award team extend their effective anti-bullying programme to many other schools in the area.”