Anti-Bullying Week at Fairfield High School: The Change Starts With Us

In keeping with the school’s ethos and values, Fairfield High School (FHS) is once again recognising and celebrating the importance and significance of Anti-Bullying Week.

In conjunction with Unique Voice, Fairfield High School (FHS) was chosen as one of two secondary schools to be the face of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week in the form of a powerful video (see below) shown to its 1,000 student population.

The video for Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us encourages viewers to look at bullying in a different way, highlighting that every individual should be held accountable for their actions, and that “small changes can lead to something big”. It communicates that “We’re all unique, not one person is the same” and “Say something nice about someone can do a lot”.

Commenting on the video, Rose Hooke, Achievement Co-ordinator at FHS said:

“I am so proud of our students for taking a stance on this important subject and helping to raise awareness. Anti-Bullying Alliance have used vibrant colours and engaging fonts, words and images to engage its audience, so we have no doubt that powerful messages delivered in this way will have the desired effect of helping young people all across the country.”

On the Tuesday of Anti-Bullying week, FHS also urged students and staff to wear odd socks to demonstrate that everyone is unique and is united in standing against bullying.

Areshiya (pictured in the attached photograph) with friend Shaista comments: “I wanted to take part in odd socks day because everyone should be proud and happy to be themselves, and nobody should take that away from them. They should not feel insecure about coming to school because they’re different or living in fear of being bullied.

“I’ve personally never experienced bullying at school, but if I did then I know it would be dealt with immediately because the staff are really nice and would support you.”

Shaista adds: I haven’t experienced bullying either, but our school encourages inclusivity so everyone works together no matter where they’re from or what they believe in. We respect each other. Odd socks day is important because it shows that we’re all different and we shouldn’t try to make everyone the same.”

Photo caption (image 4328): Shaista with on the left with friend Areshiya