After applying to join the Diana Award Anti Bullying Programme back in January this year, we were successful in being offered a place for Ridgeway students to attend the initial training in Leicestershire in June 2024.

All students in current years 7, 8 and 9 were given the opportunity to apply for the role which consisted of completing an application form where they had to give an example of a time, they have shown they possess the core values that we were looking for. 45 students applied for the position with 25 being selected for Round Two!

The next part of the recruitment process was to us on what anti bullying meant to them.

Some students created a poster and talked about their ideas, others a PowerPoint presentation on one year 9 even showed us a video on his phone and involved his friend in the interview.

All were amazing and we only had 10 spots! After lots of deliberation between us we came to our decision. It wasn’t easy because everyone showed how much passion they have for the cause.

A MASSIVE congratulation to Alex, Immy, Freya, Layla, Felix, Dolcie, Darcey, Freddie, Archie and Sam!

Our ambassadors will begin their training on 25th June whereby they will learn the skills they need to run our anti bullying campaign. After we get back to school, we will decide which badges we will start to work towards, for example online safety or Respect.

Its super exciting!