Anti-Bullying Week 2018 had the theme 'Choose Respect. We created lesson plans and activity ideas to help pupils 'choose respect'.
You can download the pack and the associated resources at the bottom of this page.
The pack contains:
The assembly is designed to teach children to understand what respect is and to encourage children to think of the fact that respect is a choice that we can make in different situations over disrespect or bullying.
Following on from this, the lesson focuses on how children might make decisions about how to be respectful. It includes a series of statements that need to be considered with the aim of generating discussion between children to come to a reasoned conclusion.
There is no correct or incorrect answer to them – the aim is justification. Examples are given as to how to extend the task for the older children as necessary. The timings are only a guide and extra time may be needed to ensure that the children’s ideas can be fully explored.
To complement the activities, we have developed a short film to show with staff and pupils.
Cross curricular ideas
The cross curricular ideas take the theme of respect further. All of them require the same main objective to be explored: what ways can we show respect to ourselves and others.