As a boy who dances for a hobby...
I have had problems making friends at school.
Because of this I spent many playtimes wandering around talking to myself.
You often get a good answer when you talk to yourself!
Thatís when I came up with my business
LOOK FOR LONELINESS...
LONELINESS is a way of getting other children to understand what it is like to be lonely and not have friends. Also how bad it feels
to be a Bully.
We are all taught how to Read and Write. We are not taught social skills through out School. A lot of Children donít know how wrong
it is to leave someone out of their games. I want to stop others feeling how I have and I believe that by educating young we can stop
the bullying which happens in England.
My idea is a package to be sold into Primary Schools to help children like myself. The pack is attractive and informative to Teachers
How Look4Loneliness can be used as part of the school curriculum to
promote anti-bullying work
The pack will support a whole school approach to teaching about all
elements of anti-bullying work.
Schools should have anti-bullying included within their behaviour
policy, and strategies to support the effectiveness of this policy
specific curriculum areas such as PSHE, Citizenship and in the SEAL
programme can be linked into L4C resources.
How L4L links to Citizenship, PHSE and Social and Emotional Aspects of
There are topics within the Citizenship curriculum which are useful
vehicles for teaching about issues related to the anti-bullying work of
the school. Diversity, dealing with conflict, safety awareness,
Personal Social and Emotional Health (PSHE)
provides school staff with a clear opportunity to work on bullying. Within the national
curriculum for PSHE pupils should be taught:
Key Stage 1: that there are different types of teasing and
bullying; that bullying is wrong; how to help to deal with bullying.
Key Stage 2: the consequences of bullying and racism, on
individuals and communities; the nature and consequences of racism,
teasing and bullying, and aggressive behaviours; how to respond to
bullying and ask for help.
SEAL is arranged in themes which all work to cover curriculum
requirements and include anti-bullying work throughout school. The
reading books, CD and work on song writing can be used to highlight the
major themes from foundation to year 6:
Getting on and falling out; relationships; say no to bullying; I
like the ways we are all different and can tell you something special
about me; I can tell you some ways in which children can be unkind and
bully others; I can tell you how it feels when someone bullies you; I
can be kind to children who have been bullied; I know who I could talk
to in school if I was feeling unhappy or being bullied; I know what to
do if I am bullied; I can tell you what bullying is; I know how it might
feel to be a witness to, and a target of, bullying; I know that
sometimes bullying is hard to spot, and I know what to do if I think it
is going on but I am not sure; I understand how rumour-spreading and
name-calling can be bullying behaviours.
The resources of Look4Loneliness incorporate these major themes in curriculum
work all year round in school and can also form the focus of anti-bullying week.