CHILDREN from Hamborough Primary School did their bit to beat the bullies by taking part in Anti-Bullying Week.
Councillor Patricia Walker joined pupils as they participated in special activities during the national event, which raises awareness of the negative effects caused by bullying, while empowering children to stand up to bullies.
A survey in Ealing showed 36 per cent of primary school and 16 per cent of secondary school pupils felt afraid to go to school because of bullying. Ms Walker, Ealing leader for children and young people, joined the Hamborough pupils as they created special posters, and launched a peer-mentoring programme and a child-friendly anti-bullying charter.
There will also be anti-bullying workshops for parents and a theatre performance tying in with the event, called Power of One.
Ms Walker said: “Bullying is completely unacceptable. As our school survey found, it can make children afraid to go to school and can even lead to them failing exams and dropping out of sports and extra-curricular activities.
“We want everyone’s talents to be valued and schools have a very important role to play in this.”