THERE WERE smiles all round as these Pimlico children picked up an award for beating the bullies.

Pupils at Millbank School, in Erasmus Street, were honoured with a Diana anti-bullying award.

Members of the school council, named Millbank Parliament, re-wrote the school anti-bullying policy to make sure the pupils had a chance to say how they could work together to prevent bullying.

Yasmi Begum and Daiyan Hussain, pupils who were involved in the scheme, said: "We could not believe that we won this award.

"In this school we try really hard to make all the children know about bullying, like how to spot it if it happens to you and how to interrupt if you see it happening to someone else.

"But we did not know that we would win this national award and now we feel so proud of everyone in the school."

Maggie Turner, director of the Diana Award, added: "The Diana Anti-Bullying Award identifies positive role models that challenge existing stereotypes of young people and encourages them to develop their full potential.

"Diana Anti-Bullying Award holders are brave and compassionate and give their time and expertise without seeking reward for themselves.

"Within communities and schools across the UK, there will be young people who have tackled bullying and we welcome nominations."

To make a nomination, see