Welcome to the Anti-Bullying and Hate Crime area of our school website.
As Anti-Bullying and Hate Crime Ambassadors we believe every member of our school family has the right and responsibility to ensure everyone feels respected, cared for and safe. We encourage everyone to work cooperatively so that we all understand these terms, who to turn to for support and what happens if incidents are reported.
Anti-Bullying Week November 11th-15th, 2019
Our Anti-Bullying Week is in full swing including collaborative walks with local Primary schools and flash mobs around Warrington. The website will be updated soon!
The National Childrens Bureau have produced a report outlining recommendations to address bullying face to face and online called Change Starts with Us. Read it here.
Our challenge for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was to understand more about Hate Crime. We completed a survey with all of our Y7 pupils Pre and Post Anti-bullying Week. The results were amazing, revealing an increased understanding about how to define Hate Crime. Pre Anti-Bullying week:only 19 (9.5%) of our Y7 pupils were able to define Hate Crime and Post Anti-Bullying week 175 (79.9%) of our Y7 pupils were able to define it. An increase of 70.4%.
The national theme for Anti-Bullying week this year is Respect. Here at St. Gregory’s, we have chosen to extend our anti-bullying work to cover 2 weeks and we are basing our activities on footprints. We will be discussing our own unique footprints that we create every time we meet someone as well as the type of footprints we would like to leave behind. We will share how our footprint can change, however, it will eventually set in place: for example, when we leave school.
Our Anti-Bullying team are completing protest walks to primary schools to deliver Anti-Bullying workshops aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of Hate Crime.
"Off we go to spread our Anti-Bullying/ Anti-Hate Crime message. Choose respect and take positive steps towards a kinder world. So happy that PCSO McAdams has joined us again!" @cheshirepolice
"Fantastic time on our Awareness Walk in the comunity. Spreading ur #AntiBullying messages. We are proud of our wonderful pupils." @stgregory's
The workshops included a few challenges as well as some interactive elements in the form of our ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ dance to ‘This is Me’ from 'The Greatest Showman', which has been brilliantly choreographed by one of our Year 8 Ambassadors - Emily Wielebski.
We asked our pupils and our primary schools to think carefully about someone outside of their immediate family or school, who has shown them respect and left a positive footprint with them. Each pupil wrote a letter to their nominee thanking them and explaining how they have impacted their life; all of our nominees have been sent an acknowledgement through the post. Our aim is that lots of people across Warrington will receive a special thank you.
As a permanent reminder, all schools involved in the project will receive a book containing their completed letters to spread positive footprints throughout our community.
Adrian Derbyshire Visit
We were incredibly honoured to welcome Adrian Derbyshire to share his incredible work via The Adrian Derbyshire Foundation and Julia Derbyshire #SASSY campaign with our pupils.
Great afternoon talking to pupils at St. Gregory's @stgrch_school regarding Out #InspireBelieveSucceed #SASSY Campaign on Anti-Bullying Week. @adrainderby
Positive Footprint Awards
Positive Footprint Awards have been given out to pupils, staff and the community. The award clelbrates someone who has made a positive difference to their day. If you have been lucky enough to receive one of our ‘Positive Footprint Awards’, please email or tweet @sgrch_school to tell us how it made you feel!
"This Positive Footprint Award was given to me by one of my class earlier today but tomorrow morning, I am going to send it to Mrs Morgan, my teacher who taught me when I was a Y6 pupil at St Ambrose. An excellent idea."
"Extremely proud and honoured to have received a Positive Footprint Award from Mrs Peace and Mrs Dolphin. Sucah a selfless thought We are truly blessed and thankful xx"
"Thank you to our friends at St Gregory's Catholic High School who have just bestowed one of their Positive Footprint Awards on us for having a positive impact on the school. We'll be passing this on to smeone who has made a difference to our day too"
"Well, I am completely over the moon to have been sent this Positive Footprint Award today! Absolutely made my day! Such an amazing way to spread love! Well done to all at St. Gregory's Catholic High School. Now, who to give mine to? What a lovely dilemma.
"Today MIss Walker and Mr Johnson were awarded a Positive Footprint Award from Olivia and Emma (previous students). What a gorgeous initiative it made us feel very special. Thank you St. Gregory's."
Aneetta couldn't wait to tell me she had been given a Positive Footprint Award from her friend Julie
Our Primary Partners
Our aim for Anti-Bullying week was to work collaborately with our Primary partners to raise awareness with our local community.
Activities throughout the week are highlighted in the Anti-Bullying Leaflet produced with 'The Net' our school newsletter.
- Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School - "Loved Loved loved our session with you today! What gorgeous representatives of your school your brought with you."
- St Benedicts Catholic Primary School
"Y5/6 taking part in an amazing Anti-Bullying Workshop with St Gregory's #Respect."
- St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School - "A really fun and exciting morning with the wonderful children and staff from St. Gregory's, who have left a positive footprint on our class with their brilliant dancing and storytelling! Thank you very much St Gregory's!
- "How wonderful that St Vincent’s primary children joined our team at St Gregory’s to deliver a workshop to us. We loved it. The pupils shared their fabulous ideas.
Our workshop at Sacred Heart inspired Lara to design a Hate Crime poster to raise awareness around her school and pupils thinking about the type of footprint they would like to leave behind at Sacred Heart.
“ Amazing work Lara, well done, we’re really proud of you”
“We absolutely adore these positive footprints” Mrs Peace and Mrs Dolphin
Don't forget to look at the Shelf Help booklists in the LRC and on the website. The Book Trust have also produced an Anti-Bullying booklist.