Artwork spreads the anti-bullying message to the High Peak

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Youngsters have been using artwork to spread the anti-bullying message throughout Buxton.

Children from St Anne’s School, Burbage, Fairfield Infants, Buxton Junior and Buxton Infant schools created posters as part of National Anti-Bullying Week 2016, which have been displayed at Buxton Pool and Morrison’s.

Staff from the schools attend regular link meetings to discuss anti-bullying issues within the schools and organise events.

This year, using the story book ‘Max’, written by Bob Graham, as a basis, schools produced work and had thought provoking discussions around the theme of using their ‘power for good’.

In the book the character Max doesn’t seem to have all the super powers of his super hero parents, but when it really matters Max flies to the rescue. He is a ‘little super hero’ doing little deeds to help others. In the end, little acts of kindness, acceptance and caring words bring friendship and fun. Children thought about how they could be ‘little super heroes’ and do little acts of kindness to help each other and be friendly.

Four pupils from each of the schools met with each other at Buxton Community School. Three of the year ten anti-bullying ambassadors joined in to help the youngsters mount work for the joint anti bullying displays and play games.

Rachel Taylor, of St Anne’s, said: “It is great to know that the Buxton schools have the same attitude towards bullying issues.”