Students sign up to support each other
Published on 25/01/17
Students at Cromer Academy have shown their caring side by signing up for two new initiatives to promote wellbeing at the school.
More than 40 students applied to become anti-bullying ambassadors as part of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign, which has trained over 18,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.
Twelve students were selected to become ambassadors at Cromer Academy, and underwent training to recognise different kinds of bullying, help support other students, and promote an anti-bullying ethos at the school.
They will be helped by over 20 anti-bullying reps who will encourage students to be ‘upstanders, not bystanders’.
In a separate initiative, 28 students have begun training to become mental health ambassadors at the school.
The programme, run by YMCA Norfolk, aims to increase awareness and destigmatise mental health problems among young people.
The ambassadors will give support, mentoring, and buddying to students who may be suffering from mental health problems.
Cromer Academy’s personal development, behaviour, and welfare were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its recent report, which praised the school’s “friendly and welcoming” environment.
Principal Dr Geoff Baker said: “Our new Ofsted report recognises the close-knit, family feel that our school has, and that our students are so keen to support each other is what makes Cromer such a fantastic school.
“I’m proud to see them so committed to keeping our school a positive and happy place for everyone.”