28 Jul St. Martin’s College Takes Bullying Seriously
By Isotta Rossoni, Outreach & PR Executive
This week I visited St. Martin’s College to deliver an anti-bullying talk for the children attending the school’s summer club. Approximately 20 children aged 10-13 participated in the session, demonstrating a keen interest in the topic. Students were presented with a definition of bullying, some facts and figures, as well as tips to deal with bullying situations. They had the opportunity to reflect together on a few case studies, play a true or false game and participate in a fun and practical activity.
I was pleasantly surprised by the level of interest and engagement shown by the children. They asked pertinent questions, shared doubts and anxieties, and paid attention from beginning to end. I was also informed that the kids continued to discuss ‘bullying’ during the break. I couldn’t have asked for a better, more receptive audience!
Although the ‘Together against Bullying’ campaign formally ended a few months ago, VSM has worked hard to put to good use its training materials, delivering a number of anti-bullying talks for several summer schools and organisations around Malta.
It is important to be innovative and develop new projects, but it is equally important to ensure continuity. Given the limited resources, this is often the biggest challenge for NGOs. If you would like to support our work, are interested in our training materials, or in hosting a talk at your summer school/ dance school/football club, feel free to get in touch! Let’s join forces to fight bullying!
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