Workshops and cake stall help drive home anti-bullying message to Fens school students

Marshland school anti bullying. Kiera Jimson placing an Anti Bullying leaf on the tree.

Marshland school anti bullying. Kiera Jimson placing an Anti Bullying leaf on the tree. - Credit: Archant

Anti-bullying was the main focus at a Fens secondary school, with workshops and a charity cake stall.

Marshland school anti bullying. Students with staff working on the Anti Bullying tree.

Marshland school anti bullying. Students with staff working on the Anti Bullying tree. - Credit: Archant

Students at Marshland High School, West Walton, made friendship bracelets, posters and badges during lunchtime workshops.

Marshland school anti bullying. Jasmine Edis, Senior Prefect points to the entrance sign.

Marshland school anti bullying. Jasmine Edis, Senior Prefect points to the entrance sign. - Credit: Archant

Bunting was also hung around the school and a pledge tree was set up for teenagers to write messages on leaves, while two special assemblies highlighted the effects of bullying.

Marshland High School - anti bullying week. Cake Sale.

Marshland High School - anti bullying week. Cake Sale. - Credit: Archant

On Wednesday, a cake stall helped to raise a total of £230.79 which will be used to fund the visit of an anti-bullying roadshow.

Marshland High School - anti bullying week. Cake Sale.

Marshland High School - anti bullying week. Cake Sale. - Credit: Archant

Events tied in with anti-bullying week, which is marked every year at Marshland High with awareness activities.


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Debra Benson, the school’s head of Gainsborough House, said: “Every student was able to join in activities during lunchtimes. They donated money to take part in some activities but some activities, such as writing on the pledge tree, were free.

“We have a very strong pastoral team at the school that is permanently available for students. We also have what we call an independent learning centre where the students go if they need support.

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“The centre is next door to the school and, should students suffer with bullying, they can continue with their work there in a safe environment until they feel ready to return to classes.”

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