Bully-beating pupils are recognised

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Kind-hearted pupils have been praised for their work to tackle bullying.

The group of students at Newbold Community School were presented with a Diana Award – set up in memory of Princess Diana – to recognise their anti-bullying efforts.

Last year, the school recruited the pupils to take part in a number of initiatives to help students who are being bullied.

Those schemes include a lunchtime anti-bullying room and a texting service to report bullies.

A spokesman for the school said: “Our anti-bullying ambassadors are students who passionately believe in the fight against this type of behaviour.

“We are immensely proud of the work that has been done.”

The pupils’ hard work was recognised at a special event in London last week.

A spokesman for the Diana Award added: “It was fantastic to have a room filled with so many inspirational, enthusiastic and passionate young people.

“They certainly deserve that Diana Award.

“Our special guests and delegates were incredibly impressed by the efforts that staff and students at Newbold Community School have put into tackling bullying,” they added.

Visit youtu.be/mv3Dya4Oa2Q for a video about pupils’ efforts.