City of Norwich students support national anti-bullying week

CNS students with their anti-bullying bear and tree

CNS students with their anti-bullying bear and tree - Credit: Liz Humphries

Students at City of Norwich School (CNS) have been supporting national anti-bullying week since Monday, by taking part in fund-raising and awareness activities at their school.

CNS's anti-bullting tree

CNS's anti-bullting tree - Credit: Liz Humphries

Students at City of Norwich School (CNS) have been supporting national anti-bullying week since Monday, by taking part in fund-raising and awareness activities at their school.

Students at the school, which is an Orniston Academy, have been raising funds for charity the Red Balloon by selling cakes and raffling their 'anti-bullying bear'. The Red Balloon, which has a facility on Earlham Road, supports children who have been bullied.

Melissa Palmer in Year 11 is part of the anti-bullying team at CNS. She explained why she wanted to get involved: 'From past experiences, I know I can do something about it and help others out.

'By standing against bullying, I am helping other people and ensuring this is a good school to be at. It's important to me.'

Religious Education teacher Jack Sayers is leading a week of assemblies on the subject. He said: 'Anti-bullying week is an excellent opportunity to promote respect and tolerance of each individual. The school's student led Anti-bullying Movement have done a fantastic job this week at continuing to promote the cause of anti-bullying with a clear message that each person can make a difference by supporting others and reporting a bullying issue.'

Students at the school have also shown their support for the movement by creating an 'anti-bullying tree,' which invited students to pledge their support to the social campaign by adding their fingerprints to the tree.