Students band together against bullying

MORE than 900 Canobolas Rural Technology High School students united yesterday in the fight against bullying.

On the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, the students proudly wore wristbands and joined forces to spread a simple message that bullying will not be tolerated at the school.

The concept of “taking a stand together” against bullying and violence was implemented by school welfare co-ordinator Gabriel Lindsay, and a group of anti-bullying ambassadors were selected to help weed out any possible bullying at the school.

One of those ambassadors, Rebecca Blandford, said the group took their roles seriously and while bullying wasn’t a big problem at the school, their aim was to stop it all together.

“There is no good in ignoring any type of bullying, no one should have to come to school and be picked on or harassed,” she said.

“We’re here to help anyone who may have a problem but may not want to approach a teacher. 

“We’re the future so it’s up to us to change it.”

It was a sentiment shared by Jess Whan, who is hopeful they can make a difference and help those in need.

“This cause is 100 per cent important,” she said.

“We all know what it feels like to pick on someone, or to be picked on by someone, no one should have to deal with that,” she said.

“Getting 900 students together just goes to show we’re united in the fight to stop bullying.”

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