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Buxton pupils received a lesson with a difference as part of anti-bullying week

Posted on 21st November 2013

Police have spent time talking to young people in Buxton as part of a nationwide drive towards anti-bullying week.

Officers headed to St Anne’s Catholic Primary School to chat to pupils from reception class to year four about the important issues around bulling in and out of school.

The week-long drive, which takes place from Monday, November 18th, aims to raise awareness of the problem across children of all ages in a bid to beat bullying.

PCSO’s Linda Cook and Ally Ratcliffe from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the school on Tuesday, November 19 to chat to the children about the importance of responsibility and friendship.

PCSO Ally Ratcliffe from the policing team said: “Bullying affects so many people and can have long term consequences later in life.

“Many of the children look up to us as role models, so it was important that we spoke to them about the issue and how it can affect other people. 

"Every school takes bullying extremely seriously, and we hope the talk helped us to get the message across to the children about the effects of bullying and the potential consequences of it.

“It was great for us to visit the school to introduce ourselves to them and our role in helping to keep their community safe."

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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PCSO Linda Cook with reception class engaging in activities as part of nationwaide anti-bullying week

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