The wellbeing ambassadors work alongside Miss Robinson to ensure that all children feel safe, respected and that their opinions are listened to when at school. They will make sure that children do not feel lonely, worried or upset at playtimes. They will be able to help children to find a friend to play with if they ever feel they need support in this area. In September, the wellbeing ambassadors will receive training from the Diana Award with a specific focus on consent and boundaries. The children will support their peers to speak out if they feel they are being bullied or if they think one of their friends are being bullied as well. The wellbeing ambassadors show exemplary behaviour at all times and have been recognised for the kindness, respect and the tolerance they show to all the other children at Westwood. The wellbeing ambassadors are going to shine this year at Westwood!
The wellbeing ambassadors had training on consent, over a zoom call. They all tried so hard to answer questions and were really respectful and make Westwood proud. They learnt about body bubbles, what consent means and how important it is to know that you are allowed to change your mind at any point in life! It will be their job to now ensure that consent is being given around school and to educate their peers on who they can go and talk to if they feel their consent has not been listened to.
Consent training - body bubbles
The anti-bullying ambassadors have worked together to create an anti-bullying charter. This has been shared during a whole school assembly. All chidlren pledged to adhere to the charter and to say no to bullying. The anti-bullying charter is displayed in each classroom as a reminder.
The anti-bullying ambassadors have expressed their opinion with regards to their role and here is what they had to say:
The anti-bullying amnbassadors undertook Anti-racism training in conjunction the Diana Award. The learnt about what racism is and how they can stand up to bullying.
The Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme equips students and staff with the tools needed to tackle bullying behaviour head on, transform your school’s approach to anti-bullying and create a safer, kinder school community. Our Programme is youth-led, with your students leading their anti-bullying campaign as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Here are pictures of the anti-bullying ambassadors being trained: