The Diana Award & Anti-bullying Ambassador Programme

What exactly is the Diana Award?

The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of their main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 24,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.  Set up in 2011, the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. In 2013 the programme received funding from the Department for Education. The programme offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After receiving the training students become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools. In their role they help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both online and offline.

Glengormley High School became an anti-bullying ambassador school in 2017. We had our initial training in Ashfield Girls school. Mrs Kerr and Mrs Hodge were initially trained ambassadors for our school.

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 we were then privileged and delighted to have been asked to host an anti-bullying ambassador training event in Glengormley High School on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

The following schools joined us in this event

  • Antrim primary school
  • Saint Bernard’s Primary School
  • Saint Therese of Lisieux Primary School
  • Hazel wood secondary school
  • Mercy secondary school

Mrs Jackson and Miss Dowds along with

  • Emma-Louise Rudd
  • Jay Crosbie
  • Rachel Laffin
  • Holly Clyde
  • Lois McGrath
  • Chloe McGurk
  • Lucy Wilson
  • Macy Thompson
  • Sophie Millar
  • Molly McCrum
  • Katie-Hagan Mussen
  • Sarah Ferguson
  • Connor Lee Hughes
  • Callum Hawthorne
  • Megan McTaggart
  • Anna Stewart
  • Hannah McWilliams
  • Sarah Ferguson

Took part in the event.

We now have four trained staff and over 20 fully trained pupils who work as Anti-bullying ambassador’s for our school.

#Glengormley High says NO to bullying