Anti-Bullying Week 2023 – Make a Noise About Bullying

by | Jun 9, 2023

The new theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is…

Make a Noise About Bullying

At OpenView Education we visiting schools with our Whole School Anti-Bullying Workshops and Theatre Show to support this new theme:

Anti-Bullying Theatre Show – Turn Up the Noise! (Years 1 – 4)

Start your day with our empowering Anti-Bullying Theatre Show, Turn Up the Noise! The story follows the characters of Milly and Philip, Milly and Philip are friends, but one day, things start to change.

What started out as an unkind joke, progresses and becomes bullying.  What can we do to help Philip? The challenge is on. It’s up to your students to help Philip learn how he can Make a Noise About Bullying.

In this positive and uplifting Anti-Bullying show, your students learn what bullying is, and how we all have the power to help stop bullying from happening. The show emphasise the importance to speaking up if we see or experience unkindness or bullying, and how we all have a choice to help stop bullying from happening through showing kindness in our words and actions.

In the show students will take part in the action, and get up on the stage to act out some of the story. It’s the perfect way to kick start your Anti-Bullying event! This show includes Puppetry, Circus Skills and Audience Participation!

Anti-Bullying Workshop – Make a Noise About Bullying (Key Stage 2)

In these positive and practical sessions your students will unlock their Make a Noise Toolkit and learn specific skills for responding to conflict and bullying situations. Your students will learn how we can positively resolve conflicts using appropriate tone of voice, language and body language.

Students then role-play a scene in which they can put these new skills into practice. Your students will also gain a firm understanding of what bullying is, and why it’s different from an argument or a disagreement. We then explore what bullying looks like, with specific reference to online bullying that can take place in group chats.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students understand the definition of bullying with reference to a power imbalance.
  • Students take part in a role-play activity to practice conflict resolution.
  • Students understand the importance of using appropriate voice tonality and body language in resolving conflicts.
  • Students learn how changes in our body language can help us to look and feel more confident.
  • Students can identify where they can access support if they see or experience bullying.

 

Anti-Bullying Workshop – Make a Noise Through Kindness (EYFS and Key Stage 1)

In this interactive session, your students will take part in an interactive story about the Tortoise and the Hare. Students will get up on their feet, put on a costume and act out scenes from the story. It’s a fun way for your students in EYFS and KS1 to learn the importance of showing kindness and working together as a team.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students learn and practice and we can show kindness and teamwork through role-play.
  • Students learn how to speak up for themselves in a calm and assertive way using the ‘Stop Sign’.

 

Anti-Bullying Presentation – Upstander Impact (Key Stage 3)

This high energy polished presentation has been created specifically for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The session empowers your students with the skills knowledge they need to respond to conflict and bullying situations. Your students will learn how as bystanders we have the power to help stop bullying from happening. The presentation also explores the harmful impact of stereotypes and racial stereotypes, and how understanding stereotypes can support us in treating others with fairness and respect.

Learning Outcomes:

  • About different types of bullying (including cyberbullying bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help.
  • That in school and in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn they should show due respect to others.
  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.
  • What racist bullying is, and the actions we can take if we encounter it.
  • Strategies we can use to respond to bullying in a range of different contexts.
  • The different roles involved in a bullying situation.
  • The definition of bullying with reference to a power imbalance.

 

Did you know, 80% of schools took part in Anti-Bullying Week last year? That’s over 7.5 million young people! So it’s no surprise that November is our busiest time of year, and we’re already starting to book out. Would you like to organise a whole school Anti-Bullying event for your school?

Check our availability for the Anti-Bullying Workshops here.

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