A 40–strong flash mob took over a Derbyshire school to kick-off a week-long Anti-Bullying Week 2012 campaign.
Dancers took to Tupton Hall’s courtyard and performed to Destiny’s Child Survivor as well as handing out 2,500 anti-bullying badges to staff and students.
Martin Ebbage, deputy headteacher, said he was delighted at the students’ reaction to Anti-Bullying Week.
He added: “The flash mob certainly grabbed everyone’s attention. It’s great to see so many students getting involved and wearing their badges with pride and are going mad on Twitter talking about it.”
Mr Ebbage said pupils are encouraged to social network and embrace modern technology rather than hide from it.
Sixth formers, Sarah Briggs, who was an anti-bullying ambassador at her previous school, Springwell, hosted assemblies all week to hammer home the anti-bullying message to classmates.
Primary pupils also joined in the national campaign.
Ridgeway School youngsters held hands and formed a wall around the playground - and then spontaneously chanted “no more bullies.”
Head teacher Simon Beardall said: “It was a symbolic gesture. The pupils just began chanting down the wall.”
He added: “The children are working together to make sure bullying is not an issue. It never has been at Ridgeway and we want to make sure it stays that way.”