Our Children and Young People’s Team had a busy week last week delivering assemblies (against some highly stacked technical odds!) !The theme was Let’s Stop Bullying for All, with a focus on children with seen and unseen disabilities who are twice as likely to experience bullying than those without.
As usual, work began early with a session for 20 children with varying levels of disability during half term in partnership with Extra time, with much planning by Safety Net team members,Katie, Emma and Pippa. Children and young people were engaged in a series of carefully planned sessions including graffiti and ended with a positive graffiti message on a green junction box outside the venue on Marmion Road. Emma interviewed a young person on film which will be used for future training purposes by Brighton and Hove Council and no doubt by Safety Net too.
This was followed by the creation of a fun, thought provoking power point presentation and a sensitively created newsletter in partnership with Buddies and staff from Carlton Hill, Patcham Juniors, Somerhill Juniors, Our Lady of Lourdes and Queens Park.
Wristbands were distributed to sell in selected Primary schools as well as posters, top tip cards for children and staff who support children with disabilities and newsletters.
Assemblies took place in
- Downs Junior school (2 assemblies!)
- Carlton Hill
- Patcham Juniors
- Queens Park
- St Josephs
- St Margarets
- Cedar Centre
A big thanks too to all our funders and supporters who have enabled this work to take place.