17 Nov 2017
Over the past three weeks, Cambridge United Community Trust have delivered Anti-Bullying assemblies to over 1600 pupils in local primary schools.
The key message of the assemblies has been ‘All different, all equal’, in line with the theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2017. Our Key Stage One assemblies have focused on why it is good to be different, using the story ‘Elmer’ by David McKee to engage younger pupils. Key Stage Two assemblies have looked at diversity in more detail, exploring what it is and why it should be celebrated. Using the Cambridge United playing squad as an example, we discussed how difference can be used in a positive way and why it is important to treat everyone equally.
Both of the assemblies have emphasised how nobody has the right to criticise anyone else for being different, and how if this keeps happening, it is bullying. Importantly, children taking part have identified what they would do if they were worried about any of the issues raised.
The presentations have been very well received in schools and we will be offering a range of new anti-bullying assemblies next year.
“Thank you so much for your assembly on Wednesday. The content on anti-bullying was pitched perfectly for primary-aged children and our children enjoyed the opportunity to participate and talk about these important issues … Overall, your assembly was paced perfectly and your messages catchy and memorable.”
Holywell Primary School
“I thought the assembly was excellent - it was well paced, engaging and really involved the children. The message that difference was a positive thing came across really clearly and the link to the different qualities of the Cambridge United team members struck a chord with many of the older children…It was an excellent start to our Anti-Bullying week and we are very much looking forward to your next visit.”
Harston and Newton Community Primary School
During the rest of the 2017-18 academic year, we will be delivering more assemblies on a wide range of themes, including teamwork, growth mindset and our ‘Kick it Out’ anti-racism workshops.
For more information about our assemblies, please contact our Head of Primary School Education, Tim Walker.
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