Bullying Awareness Day – Thursday, 21st September
Bullying Awareness Day
Thursday, 21st September 2017
‘DON’T JUST STAND THERE – DO SOMETHING’
The whole school was reminded of how important it is for us to be aware of the damage that bullying can cause and to act in support of the exploited.
The theme for the day, that all of our words and actions have consequences, was reflected in the class lessons, shared through English, on the corridor via poster displays and T.V. screens and at the Thursday Tunes Music Session held in the C.A.D.L Centre.
The following messages were highlighted:
- All bullying – Physical, Verbal and Exclusion – be it in person or through Social Media is unacceptable
- Do not be a bystander – Report Bullying by email – email@example.com or through the Bullying Report Tool on www.blackrockcollege.com/activities/bullying-awareness/
- TELL – TELL – TELL
- Good habits – positive behaviour – Respect for all
- Consider joining the Student well-being Committee
There was a very good turnout for the weekly Thursday Tunes which had an anti-bullying theme. The 5th Years sang 2 group songs: the “Friend’s Theme” (Bullying Awareness) & “Time of Your Life” (Green Day – a lateral link to Environmental Awareness!). Neil Holohan (6th Year) played an instrumental version of Jeff Buckley’s cover of “Halleluiah” on guitar. Rory O’Reilly (6th Year) played Ed Sheeran’s “A-Team” on guitar and Callum Byrne (4th Year) played “So What”, a jazz number by Miles David, on Trumpet. Oisin Reid (5th Year) played and sang Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven”.
I thank our organisers Ms Drew and our student well-being committee led with great energy and gusto by Shore Oluborode (5th Year). I also thank the Deans and Mr Grumley-Traynor, Mr Cavanagh and Mr Maher for Thursday Tunes.
EVERY STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO AN EDUCATION
FREE FROM FEAR AND INTIMIDATION.
BULLYING IS NOT TOLERATED AT BLACKROCK.
Well done and thank you.