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FILEY School are supporting a national initiative to help put a stop to bullying.

The Muston Road school is lending its backing to Anti-Bullying Week, which takes place between November 14-18.

They have arranged a week of activities to help drive home the message that bullying will not be tolerated at the school.

The school have appointed a team of peer mentors, who have been trained to provide support to students.

A new section on the school website has also been launched to help students anonymously report cases of bullying.

And the schools Headteacher Mr Dickinson is also providing students with a ‘Beat Bullying Filey’ wristband. The wristband will be an accepted part of the uniform, and Mr Dickinson hopes the wristband can help to stamp the problem out once and for all.

He said: “I hope that students will show their commitment to helping stamp out bullying in our school by wearing the wristband.

“If students choose not to wear this symbol of our collective agreement they should consider the message that this may give about their attitude towards bullying.

“I will certainly be asking questions and discussing with students not wearing the wristband why they’ve chosen not to show their individual support for tackling bullying.”