Following on from the success of last year, the Welsh Assembly Government is once again holding an Anti-Bullying Week from the 19th to 23rd November. This year's theme highlights the important role that schools play in preventing and responding to bullying in school and outside in the wider community.
The seven to 12 year olds from Newport, who have all been affected by bullying, were invited to attend after winning an award from Newport City Council for their film ‘Tell, Tell, Tell’ which shows children how to deal with being bullied.
Jane Hutt said:
It's wonderful to see an iconic building showing its support for Anti-Bullying Week. I am thrilled to be joined by these young people from Newport who have made a stand against bullying with their fantastic DVD.
I know that bullying is a major concern for children across Wales and I hope that schools the length and breadth of Wales will get involved in this year's Anti-Bullying Week.
We must confront the issue in our schools and our communities and tackle bullying together, not just for one week, but for every week in the lives of our young citizens.
For more information about Anti-Bullying Week please visit www.wales.gov.uk/respectingothers
Blue is the colour adopted by Anti-Bullying Week in Wales and England.
20 November 2007