Darton Voice have been looking at ways in which we can continue to better support young people with the issue of bullying. Even though we successfully received the gold charter mark for anti-bullying Darton Voice have wanted to make the college an even safer and happier place for all. They also felt that Mental Health awareness week was a great time to do something else due to the links between bullying and poor mental health.
All year group were canvased for their ideas about whether is was right to report bullying to a member of staff, what would influence their choice and how can we make it easier to report bullying or even better situations that might result in bullying. The feedback will be used by staff and learners to drive our next learner well-being project and will shape how Restorative Practice is used within the college.
It is easy for us all to think that we are good people but Darton Voice learners put together a slide show that questioned our morals and how we approach each other. It got us to think about how staying silent can cause much harm and that dealing with things sooner will be of benefit to all concerned.