Understanding Bullying

The workshop is written entirely with the focus being to support pupils in their exploration of the issue of bullying and has been adapted for both primary and secondary schools.

We will support students in understanding why a bully may become a bully and we begin to think about a bully free of this title. In doing this, we are seeking to do two things: to enable students to see the ‘bully’ with empathy, which will therefore naturally reduce the bully’s ‘power’.

We will explore the theme of power throughout this programme, both from the stance of what makes a bully seem powerful, and how pupils access their powerful selves within this new framework of thinking.

We are offering this workshop to Form groups in Year 8 given that they have ‘survived’ their transition from primary to secondary school and have begun finding their individual roles within the school and within peer groups.

Delivery to Year 8 students will mean they carry this thinking throughout their school life.

In the primary setting we have found that Year 5 and 6 engage well and respond to the interactive delivery.

Cost £250 per delivery/form

If you would like further information about this workshop, please email Catherine Munns.

Students say:

It was useful to find out what might be going on in the bully’s life and that they might take be taking out their personal emotions on someone else.

I enjoyed this because I now know what to do if I ever find myself feeling upset or insecure. Also I learnt the reason behind people becoming bullies.

A Year 8 teacher says the workshop was:

..very informative - the children were engaged and interacted well. It was useful to see what bullying is from both sides (the bully and the bullied) and how it impacts.