All first, second and third year students in St. Vincent’s attended the Bullying Prevention Session which comprised of a workshop play, presentation and discussion on the topic of bullying behaviour for secondary school students.
The session aimed to raise learner awareness about bullying by looking at : 1. What bullying is 2. The forms it can take such as cyber bullying, verbal, physical, exclusion etc, 3. The roles played by those who actively and passively contribute to bullying incidents. 4.The impact of bullying on the targeted person and the person who is doing the bullying.The session had three goals : 1.To challenge attitudes about bullying 2. To involve students in creating strategies & tools to effectively curb bullying in their school
3. To share current research knowledge about bullying and its effects on young people. The Bullying Prevention Session was presented by Cyclone Rep and was part funded by the HSE.
The session supports and reinforces the Anti Bullying Policy already in operation in the school. There will be some follow up in this area during Wellbeing Week in the school in November.
The Student Verdict: What our students said about the workshop......
Following some discussion students stated that the play and workshop were interesting and realistic.
The Cyclone Rep showed the many types of bullying but did it in a fun and enjoyable way. We learned that it is important to tell a teacher if we are being bullied or if we know that somebody else is being bullied.
Shaniece, Abbey, Sophie Anna, Tanisha, Aaliyah & Evodi