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Bedfordshire pupils support anti-bullying week
Graffiti Wall
The graffiti wall displays words that the children associate with bullying.

School children from Elstow Lower School have been taking part in a range of activities as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

The children have been looking at friendships, getting on and falling-out, and the support systems available to them.

They have also created a graffiti wall.

Bedford Mayor, Dave Hodgson, attended the school to observe the pupils work and presented prizes to the winners of the school's poster competition.

The whole school took part in a range of activities including making handprints highlighting their own support systems, designing posters and creating a graffiti wall displaying words that the children associate with bullying.

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "No-one should be exposed to bullying in our schools. Such anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental effect on people's self-esteem for the rest of their lives.

"This week of awareness helps to educate students on the importance of treating people how they would wish to be treated themselves. I will support Anti-Bullying Week in any way I can to ensure this message is heard."

Anti-Bullying Week runs from 15 - 19 November and aims to improve awareness on bullying and highlight ways in which to both prevent it, and to offer support to those who may be going through such an experience.




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