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27th May 2017

Washington Anti-Bullying Mentors Celebrate Win

On Thursday 23rd March we were delighted to be invited to Sunderland Young Achievers’ event at the Stadium of Light. For the second year running our Anti Bullying team have received an award. Mrs Bryden and Mr Hallworth attended the event along with members of the Anti-Bullying team and their parents. The Project was a perfect example of partnership working  and our students along with students from St Benet’s RC School won a Highly Commended award for their work on producing a film called “Beverley’s Story”

Students from both schools worked with members of Sunderland People First, Sunderland Care & Support, Inclusion North, Sunderland City Council and Northumbria Police in developing anti-bullying resources that are now being used across all schools in Sunderland.  Andrew Fox from Sunderland People First said “It was a privilege and a fantastic achievement to see the students receive their deserved recognition.  Special thanks go to the star of the film, Beverley Brown, whose story and input throughout the project was exceptional”.

This award follows the students success at Sunderland Civic Centre in the Council chambers on Thursday 16th March, where they delivered a presentation to the Mayor and the Director of Education about their work on Cyber Safety. The students won an award on “A whole school approach to Cyber Safety”. Mrs Bryden, the Anti Bullying Coordinator,  said “I am extremely proud of the students. They really are a credit to their parents and to Washington School”

The students attending the Council Chambers were: Aaron Brown, Tori Cook, Chloe Johnson, Natalia Palin, Francesca Palmer, Coby Paul, Charlotte Paul and Gabriel Palmer.