Coventry college honoured for anti-bullying work with award in memory of Princess Diana

Coventry college honoured for anti-bullying work with award in memory of Princess Diana

Hereward students at Facebook HQ with JJ Hamblett

A team of students from Hereward College in Coventry were yesterday presented with a Diana Award in recognition of their contribution towards tackling bullying.

The college were one of only three schools and colleges across the country to be selected to showcase their anti-bullying initiatives at a celebratory event held at the UK’s Facebook headquarters.

Marking the launch of the Diana Award’s #StandUpToBullying campaign, the event demonstrated the way young people across the UK, trained and supported by The Diana Award, are standing up to bullying within their schools and communities.

The high profile event was attended by 200 guests including the showcase schools and colleges, MPs, anti-bullying campaigners as well as celebrity supporters.

Hereward were supported by Union J’s JJ Hamblett who took part in a film highlighting the college’s anti-bullying work.  The file was premiered at the showcase event and can be found here.

Tessy Ojo CEO of the Diana Award said: “The Diana Award is proud to recognise incredible young people, like the students at Hereward College who have the confidence and courage to stand up for what they believe. The Diana Award is presented to inspirational young people who work to improve the lives of others in their schools and communities. With a growing network of over 47,000 Award Holders, we are building a force of young people who are committed to taking action and improving the lives of others.”

Sheila Fleming, Principal at Hereward College said: “We are extremely proud of our Anti-bullying Ambassadors at Hereward and the work they do across the college.  The Diana Award will encourage them to continue their fantastic work and hopefully inspire others to make a difference in the community.”

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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