Mayor attends Bridge Learning’s anti-bullying launch

By Ally Bigwood

Bridge Learning Campus welcomed Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees to celebrate the launch of its new anti-bullying campaign.

The campaign reflects the school’s zero-tolerance approach to bullying and its desire to become “a beacon of best practice” for promoting respect and kindness.

It was launched as part of Bridge Learning Campus’s (BLC’s) involvement with the Diana Award, which serves as a legacy to the Princess of Wales and her belief young people have the power to change the world for the better.

Mr Rees met specially trained anti-bullying ambassadors and was also given a guided tour of the school.

Rosie, a Year 11 student and BLC anti-bullying ambassador said: “I really enjoyed meeting the mayor because it showed the community that we care and that we take bullying at school seriously…”

Sandra Lee, head of Key Stage 2 at Bridge Learning Campus, added:  “…It is great for the students of Bridge Learning Campus to have such a high-profile person from Bristol to attend and share his thoughts and experiences around bullying, and to help us launch our campaign…”

Mr Rees said: “Many people will know what it feels like to be bullied and have first-hand experience of the stress and anxiety it can cause…

“With mental health a growing issue for many young people, it is so important that our schools have effective strategies in place to tackle this issue…”