Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together


Anti-Bullying Week in Willow and House Cross Country

This week has been Anti-Bullying Week. It is coordinated in England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and it has the theme ‘One Kind Word.’ The week began with Odd Socks Day where the children took great delight in wearing odd socks to school. However, there’s a serious message behind the fun: let’s pull on odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality. The children discussed this important message during their P.S.H.E lessons and designed their own ‘odd socks’ to further emphasise the meaning.

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week.

With this theme in mind Willow Class has enjoyed many important activities this week:

  • The Guided Reading focus for this week was Anti-Bullying – The children answered our usual VIPERS questions about the topic.
  • They designed a pair of odd socks – This was to show and explain that we are ALL unique and different.
  • Looked at different bullying scenarios – The children discussed what was happening in each scene and then discussed what could have been done differently.
  • A Kindness Promise – Willow Class thought about ways in which they could show kindness at home, at school and in the community.
  • Anti-Bullying/Kindness Bingo – The children were challenged to complete four acts of kindness in a row. It feels good to be kind!

Another exciting event that happened this week was the House Cross Country which took place at the cricket field. With Year 3 running one lap and Year 4 running two laps, everybody tried their best and lots of fun was had by all!