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Students Pick Up Award For Anti Bullying Focus

An anti bullying group received an award thanks to its involvement in KSA’s campaign to stamp out bullying.

The Academy achieved the Anti-Bullying Foundation Award from the Anti-Bullying Alliance earlier this year.
Today (September 27th), two students who have been pivotal in the work carried out by KSA's Action Against Bullying Forum received the award from Northamptonshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Andrew Grant.
Bronwyn Ryan and Kirsten Marshall (pictured) were invited to the Northampton Saints rugby stadium to collect the award, along with the handful of other schools.

To achieve the Foundation Award, the Action Against Bullying Forum completed a survey of parents, teachers and students to get a picture of the present bullying issues.

Among other initiatives, cards were handed out to all students, with details of who to contact if they had any concerns.
Now the group is aiming for the gold award and an action plan is being drawn up to take a whole-Academy approach to anti bullying.
This could include assemblies on bullying by students, an anti bullying code displayed in each classroom and an anti bullying song competition.

Director of Specialist Learning, Lore McIntyre, who accompanied the girls to the ceremony, said: "I want to congratulate all the Heroes for all their hard work. We have a lot more work to do to achieve our goal of the gold award but today's conference gave us lots of ideas and we've already come up with an action plan."
Kirsten said: "We were pleased to get our award because it means all our hard work has paid off. Our aim is to help anyone who has any problems and let them know what support is available."
The Action Against Bullying Forum is made up of students, staff and Chair of Governors, Mr Alan Short.