During Anti-Bullying week (November 2018) over 1000 children engaged in an interactive session in Primary Schools across Derbyshire.
The schools that took part in Anti-Bullying week were: Chellaston Infants School, Ladycross Infant School, Cherry Tree Hill Junior School, Mary Swanwick Primary School, Spire Junior School, Newbold Primary School, Albany Primary School, Deer Park Primary and Howitt Primary School.
The schools sessions focussed on:
- Good and bad behaviour in football and schools
- Consequences of our behaviour
- The FA Respect Programme and School values
- What is Bullying
- What Makes people Different
- Working Together
- Who to tell when we are being bullied/ something is wrong
- Making a Pledge to Choose Respect
All the schools involved made a pledge to ‘Choose Respect’ which was the national focus of anti-Bullying week. Cath Morton, Derbyshire FA said “The national Anti-Bullying week is an important initiative, which we support through The FA’s Respect programme. The message of ‘We Only Do Positive’ fits perfectly into the messages of making a positive choice and opting to ‘Choose Respect’”
Keith Jackson, Activities Manager at Chesterfield Spireites Trust said “We have worked closely with Derbyshire FA for a number of years and we linked together on Anti-Bullying week to promote hugely important messages across our schools.”