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Students Commended On Turning Bullying Issue Around

Tuesday July 23 2013


Carlton Community College students Sharny Firth, Steven Kirk, Harriet Bywater and Joey Kankam-Boady with their Diana Award Carlton Community College students Sharny Firth, Steven Kirk, Harriet Bywater and Joey Kankam-Boady with their Diana Award


STUDENTS at a Barnsley school were presented with a Diana Award by bodybuilder Jodie Marsh for their hard work in stamping out bullying.

The group, from Carlton Community College, were featured in the Jodie's television programme which aired on Channel Five in April.

The former glamour model travelled to America to meet teachers using groundbreaking anti-bullying methods and implemented them at the college on her return.

Together she and principal Neil Hutchinson looked for a group of students who had who had challenging behaviours and backgrounds, or were seen as academically influential or sporty, to become 'anti-bullying champions'.

Neil said: "The kids have been recognised nationally for the quality of their work on anti-bullying.

"I'm very proud of them. If any school denies having a bullying problem, they're living in cloud cuckoo land.

"When there's a problem, the children are there and we work to restore the status quo. The school is a much quieter place now than when I first came last year - it's a good place to be."

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Reply Posted by Tracey fahey on Tuesday July 23 2013 at 15:30
It's a pity that the kids have managed to stamp out bullying by the kids, but the haven't managed to stamp it out by the head and the teachers, an excuse for a school, what I have heard from pupils, the head should be sacked

Reply Posted by don McCarron on Sunday July 28 2013 at 13:05
Well done all concerned :)

Reply Posted by Anon on Sunday July 28 2013 at 16:09
I'm sick of hearing all this crap about CCC being so great at dealing with bullying. It still goes on all the time there, and despite every effort that parents make to help their children the school still don't discipline the bullies or make any worthwhile attempts to stop it. What a joke.