Every day at MHS is Anti-Bullying day and every year we get actively involved in National Anti Bullying week.
The theme this year was to celebrate difference and the fact that we are all unique and there was a colourful array of sock combinations (and face masks!) for Odd Sock Day, as children and teachers donned mismatched socks to celebrate this.
In the Prep School, Years 3 and 4 wrote messages of kindness and support on an anti-bullying wall display, creating a 'wall of kindness and friendship to keep bulling and unkindness out'.
PSHE lessons and assemblies in the Prep school were devoted to the topic of anti-bullying and each year group took part in a fun activity on this theme. Everyone learnt how to be an up stander and not a bystander.
The form reps had discussed anti-bullying strategies during a number of pupil council meetings and made some excellent suggestions that we will work on with the children throughout the year ahead.
Year 5 are going to paint a new buddy bench so children that might need a friend know where to wait at break time until someone comes along to scoop them up! Some girls in Year 8 will be running a poster competition for prep school in the new year.
In Pre-Prep they took the time to focus on two of our most important messages:
We are all different
We value ourselves and value others
They read It's Okay to be different by Todd Parr in Assemblies. It is a very simple but lovely book that says … it's not only okay to be different but it is because we are different that we are special and important.
To celebrate how much we live by our motto 'value self and others' Mrs Reid ran a poster competition for the Pre-Prep, to represent our motto, encouraging the children to be as creative with their designs.