Partnership work between HKS and Clent Primary School

Year 5&6 pupils from Clent Primary enjoyed spending the day taking part in a carousel of activities. The day was centred around the theme of anti-bullying and wellbeing. Pupils took part in a variety of sporting and creative activities focusing on teamwork and kindness to others. During the Art session, pupils focused on work in the style of Julian Opie making a self-portrait linking to the theme of self-reflection. In Drama, pupils were able to get creative and find their inner thespian by working with masks and seeing how taking away the use of their voices can effect how to get emotions across.

As part of the nationwide Anti-Bullying week pupils at HKS have been addressing anti-bullying in many ways. Pupils and staff wore odd socks on Wednesday to embrace their uniqueness and HKS anti-bullying ambassadors spoke with pupils from Clent Primary School on Friday about their role within the school. They discussed different ideas on how pupils can help stop bullying and how to spread positivity around the school.

Mrs Rodgman helped to organise the day said “It has been wonderful having pupils here from Clent School. Both teachers and pupils have enjoyed the day, and we are looking forward to furthering partnership work.”

Mrs Arthurs from Clent Primary School said “ It has been a fantastic day. All Staff and pupils at Heathfield Knoll School have been so welcoming. Our children have been engaged and encouraged to try new subjects, and work with other children outside their normal friendship groups. I feel everyone is leaving today feeling very positive and happy with the experience.” 

Mr Collins said “We wanted to reach out to the community and to invite local schools to help create stronger bonds. The event today was a huge success, and we hope to replicate it with other schools in the area. ” Schools or local community groups interested in working with HKS should contact 

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.

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