X Factor star visits Hereward College as part of anti-bullying showcase

X Factor star visits Hereward College as part of anti-bullying showcase

Students at Hereward College were treated to a visit from Union J’s JJ Hamblett this week as part of a film featuring Hereward’s anti-bullying work.

Hereward College in Coventry is one of only three schools and colleges across the country to have been selected to showcase its anti-bullying work by the Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying campaign.

A group of young people from the college are trained Diana Award Anti-bullying ambassadors and part of the National Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Network.  They are responsible for leading anti-bullying initiatives in the college, encouraging fellow students and staff to take action against bullying.

Dayna Donnelly, Student Mentor at Hereward says:

“It’s a real privilege to be able to highlight the work of Hereward’s anti-bullying ambassadors in this way.  The focus at Hereward has been on preventing bullying rather than solely dealing with the consequences.  We are so proud of the young people who do an amazing job to help change the behaviours and attitudes of learners and the college as a whole.”

Tessy Ojo, CEO, Diana Award says:

“We are proud to celebrate the work that young people are doing to make their communities safer.  The perception that bullying both online and offline is part of growing up is wrong and the Diana Award understands that early intervention is critical in the prevention of bullying behaviour.  The Diana Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme puts young people at the heart of this preventative work.”

Over 16,000 students have been trained to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors across the UK and just a few schools and college are selected to be showcased for their outstanding work.  Filming will take place at the college in early June and shown at a national celebration event at the UK’s Facebook headquarters in July.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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