Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February 2016

SID 2016 logo with EC Insafe INHOPE
Safer Internet Day 2015 (SID) is on Tuesday 9 February 2016, with the strapline of “Let’s create a better internet together”
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Promoting Safer Internet Day is part of our Community Ambassador’s role and the Safer Internet Day encourages safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people.

Various resources have been made available to us help teach eSafety in your school

SID 2016 key messages
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Script for presentation-SID16

There are other packs, lesson plans and activities also available to high schools to use.

Please check out the Safer Internet Day website as there are many more resources, information and downloads available to use.

These hands are not for hurting

Community Ambassadors at Baxter College ran the White Ribbon Campaign in their school.  The main school entrance had an impressive display stand raising awareness of domestic violence and students were encouraged to sign up to the pledge “Say NO to domestic abuse and sexual violence and say YES to healthy and respectful relationships”.

Information stand at Baxter College
Information stand at Baxter College
These hands are not for hurting
These hands are not for hurting
"Jaks" tree tied with white ribbons
“Jaks” tree tied with white ribbons

SHS stamp out bullying

The whole of Stourport High School embraced the Anti-Bullying campaign “Make some noise”.

All students, staff, members of the local community pledged to stamp out bullying with “foot selfies”.  Each year group also took part in a conga around the school spreading anti-bullying messages as they went.  Each tutor group designed an anti-bullying slogan and the winning slogan will make up part of our community pledge which is to stamp out bullying.

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White Ribbon Campaign underway

All our Community Ambassadors have been busy planning  activities in their high schools, to advise peers about domestic abuse and where to go for help if they feel they need it.

The Ambassadors plan to hold assemblies, ask fellow students to sign a pledge against domestic abuse which we will load onto the White Ribbon Campaign website, set up information stands and wear white ribbons all to raise awareness.

Here are a few photos

Mr King with Community Ambassadors supporting the White Ribbon Campaign
Mr King with Community Ambassadors supporting the White Ribbon Campaign at Stourport High School
Information stand at Baxter College
Information stand at Baxter College

As part of National Personal Safety Day, the Community Ambassadors delivered assemblies to all year groups on personal safety.

The Community Ambassadors are now busy designing a mobile phone app as part of the Police and Crime Commisioner’s “Stay Safe, Be Aware” competition. Good luck!

Meet the new Community Ambassadors at Wolverley CE Secondary School

Wolverley's new Community Ambassadors
Wolverley’s new Community Ambassadors

The Community Ambassadors are busy planning their contribution to the White Ribbon campaign which starts on 25th November and runs until 10th December.

Besides delivering assemblies and encouraging others to sign up to the pledge they are hoping to make white ribbons for pupils to wear to show their support against domestic abuse.

 

No tricks just treats!

The new Community Ambassadors successfully delivered their first set of assemblies to the students at their high school.

The Community Ambassadors gave an introduction as to who they were and what their role was, this was followed by a fantastic presentation on how to keep safe during halloween and firework night.

Take 5 minutes to view their presentation – Bonfire night & halloween Oct15

16 Days of Action

Our ‘16 Days Of Action’, in support of the White Ribbon Campaign against domestic abuse starts on 25th November and runs until 10th December.  This international campaign encourages men to speak out against violence against women and girls.

Our theme this year is a white tree either 1D or 3D with personal pledge ribbons/hands or leaves which all students can be part of.  We have had fantastic support previously from all the high schools across Wyre Forest and look forward to working alongside your Community Ambassadors again in raising awareness on domestic abuse.

White Ribbon Campaign
White Ribbon Campaign

National Personal Safety Day

National Personal Safety Day - Keep it Real
National Personal Safety Day – Keep it Real

National Personal Safety Day is on Wednesday 7th October and this year’s theme is urging young men throughout the UK to ‘Keep It REAL’, by making themselves aware of the dangers and taking steps to ensure their own safety.

R is for READY
E is for EDUCATE
A is for ALERT
L is for LEGAL

Check out the rest of the website for further information about the campaign messages and how individuals, schools, workplaces, local authorities and community groups can become involved and increase awareness of personal safety in your family or community.

Launch of new Ambassadors

Representative from our high schools
Community Ambassador representatives

Last week saw the training of the new group of Community Ambassadors who take up their role in September.

Over 70 students, across Wyre Forest and Hagley, joined forces to learn how to promote positive messages on community safety and citizenship to their peers.

The training, delivered by Vestia, was a huge success with all the participants really getting involved, overcoming their nerves and working well together.

The Community Ambassadors learnt how to recognise their skills and qualities; the various methods available to help improve their confidence when speaking in public, waus of sourcing information and how to deliver factual presentations and events on the issues of personal safety, anti-bullying, healthy relations and crime prevention.

The project is jointly managed by Safer Wyre Forest and The ContinU Trust and funded by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.  Schools involved in the project are Baxter College, The Bewdley School, ContinU Plus Academy, Hagley Catholic High School, Wolverley C of E Secondary, Stourport High School, King Charles 1 School and Haybridge High School.

School Safety Day

Baxter College have a School Safety Day planned on 14th July and the Community Ambassadors have been asked to assist.

Activities for the day include sessions by RNLI on drugs and alcohol near water and general water safety especially with the warmer weather and school holidays not far away.

The police mobile police station will also be at the school with PCSOs, the Fire Service and Safer Wyre Forest on hand to offer crime prevention advice and property mark student’s bikes.

School Safety Day!

Stourport High School have a School Safety Day planned on 8th June and the Community Ambassadors have been asked to assist.

Activities for the day include sessions by RNLI on drugs and alcohol near water and general water safety especially with the warmer weather and school holidays not far away.

The police mobile police station will also be at the school with PCSOs and Safer Wyre Forest on hand to offer crime prevention advice and property mark student’s bikes.

The Community Ambassadors are also involved in co-ordinating questions for a web chat being set up with Inspector Edd Williams, Safer Neighbourhood Inspector based at Kidderminster Police Station.

Help us to improve!

Please find 5 minutes and complete our quick survey.

It’s been great piloting Community Ambassadors in our high schools and due to you helping to make it a success we are now recruiting new Ambassadors for the next school year.  We know there are improvements that could be made but we would like your views please:

Survey for the Link Teachers
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Survey for the Community Ambassadors
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Thank you

Building on Junior PACT

The Community Ambassadors recently met with the Worcestershire County Council’s Voluntary Youth Services and PCSO Denise Thompson to look at promoting Junior PACT, with partners and communities working together to engage our young people on issues that matter to them.

In their role as Ambassadors they were asked to put ideas forward on what they think affect young people either in their communities or in school.  A range of things were discussed such as road safety, parent’s attitudes, internet safety, behaviour etc.

A further meeting will follow in June.

 

 

Haybridge Community Ambassadors spread Xmas safety message

Year 10 Community Ambassadors and Yr 12 Volunteers joined forces at the Haybridge Xmas Fair to spread the word about how shoppers and residents can keep safe over the festive period. The students gave out leaflets full of safety tips as well as bells for purses, clips for rucksacks, UV marker pens and stickers for marking and identifying property.

They also used the opportunity for promoting the White Ribbon Campaign by giving out flyers and inviting the festive shoppers to wear a white ribbon. About 100 people wore the ribbons on the evening and there was a lot of interest in the campaign.