Wear Blue Campaign

18 November 2016

Wear Blue Campaign

The Deanes students participated in the Wear Blue Campaign this week in support of Bullying UK to further fund outreach work to support those affected by bullying. The Year 11 students and some of the qualified Youth Health Champion students planned and delivered powerful assemblies this week to all year groups. The Youth Health Champion students have completed training on well-being from Provide and achieved a Level 1 Health Qualification (RSPH). Their knowledge and skills were used to work with other Year 11 students to plan and deliver powerful assemblies this week to all year groups to raise awareness of bullying and the damaging effects it can have on young people’s lives.

The Take Away Theatre Company performed ‘Hope’ an anti-bullying production to students in Years 7 and 8. "Hope" is the story of a beautiful and successful pop star returning to the town where she grew up for the first time in years.  A chance encounter between her and an old school acquaintance brings back painful memories she suffered at the hands of a bully classmate.  It is a story of courage, self-empowerment and redemption.

The students found the play informative,  thought-provoking and entertaining. “The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive and it was fantastic to hear that many students could transfer elements of the ‘Hope’ story to their own personal situations and life experiences” said Mrs Darkins


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