Souths Cares Promoting Anti-Bullying in Primary Schools
With Christmas just around the corner Souths Cares continued with the extremely successful Rabbitohs Kari Wellbeing Program as a part of the ‘Gift of Giving’ campaign.
Engaging over 300 students at Brooklyn, Cowan and St Bernard's Primary Schools Souths Cares staff along with Souths Cares Ambassador Beau Champion spoke to children about the importance of the Anti-bullying message and helped equip students with the confidence and skills needed to tackle bullying.
Currently in Australia, more than 25% of primary school students are regularly bullied, and more than half of these students never report the bullying to their teachers or parents.
In the sessions, Souths Cares Ambassador Beau Champion discussed the significance of challenging bullying and helping students to look out for their classmates.
“Bullying can have a massive impact on a child’s wellbeing so it’s important we work hard to eradicate bullying in primary schools.
"We encourage students to make a stand against bullying and to not be a bystander” said Champion.
The Anti-bullying workshop was well received at Brooklyn Public School, with Principal Dianne Aitken explaining the workshop had a big impact for students.
”Having a role model like Beau Champion attend our school and talk about anti-bullying is fantastic,” said Aitken.
“The students have really engaged with the workshop and appreciated the personal experiences and stories which Beau shared with group today”.
This Christmas Souths Cares are asking our members and supporters make a donation to the charity, which will enable us to continue delivering important community programs like Anti-Bullying.