Harsh words fired at me like bullets exploding from a machine gun. Fresh tears streamed down my face like a raging river, threatening to drown me. Trying uselessly to fight, I surrendered to the ground, unable to bear it any longer. My outer shell began to crumble, releasing the inner emotions that held me together. When would this stop?
How would you feel in this situation? This is what bullying can do to people. Friday 16th March 2018 was National Day of Action against Bullying. The purpose of this day is to stop bullying and take a stand together. “Blowing out somebody else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter”. Bullying is not acceptable, anywhere, anytime. It makes people feel agitated, belittled and can shatter people’s lives. Participating in this day grows students confidence, awareness and understanding of bullying. It helps all stakeholders and provides support to those who need it.
Here at school, we have done a lot to participate in the National Day of Action against Bullying, such as: writing inspirational notes to each other, making anti bullying posters, and much more. What will you do?
Maddi and Jasmin
Bullying No Way
A soft hand crept up my body and suddenly hooked a claw into my quivering back. My belly churned like a washing machine. Rivers of hot tears gushed down my face.
What would you do if you were in this situation?
On Friday was Anti-Bullying day. At lunch we did really fun activities. A single woollen scary spider web turned into an inspirational web full of ideas to stop bullying.In the breezeway was an encouraging yellow poster saying “Bullying No Way!”, displaying all of our names in an immense clump.Close by was a long blue table holding countless pieces of paper and textas waiting to be used. On the other side of the playground were numberless handsome pieces of paper made by Mrs W getting ready to have a swelling crowd of people write letters to their friends, family and teachers. Ding Ding,Ding! All at once a cascade of people huddled around each activity. Rapidly, the blank poster overflowed with colourful names. The once threatening spiderweb had the youngest and oldest gathering around, helping each other to write their ideas. Posters were filled with drawings of Anti Bullying messages. A bundle of letters were written to different people who were either friends or teachers.
Remember to always taste your words before you spit them out “Courage is fire but bullying is smoke.”
By Lauren and Winnie