Fairfield High School students choose Respect
Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is happening from Monday 12th – Friday 16th November 2018. It has the theme Choose Respect. The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s official secondary school was created by Unique Voice in conjunction with students from Fairfield High School The students involved in the film created beat poetry about what respect means to them. The Anti-Bullying Alliance then developed some lesson and assembly plans built around the film that schools can use.
The project, which took place in the summer term, consisted of a collaboration between a small number of students across different years from FHS who wrote and then created the thought-provoking video from scratch. The video will be shown to schools across the area during this important awareness week. It is clear that being given this project was a real privilege to the students involved; and that they are very aware of the potential impact it will have on their peers:
Deborah comments: “This was an area of interest to us all. Respect is important, not just in school but in every day lives. Everyone has the capability to be respectful.” Alice adds: “Communicating messages such as these across make the school environment nicer to be in as it will encourage everyone to respect everyone else.” Sahr concludes: “This video brings the community together. Once everyone’s respectful everyone can get on with each other. Our aim was to influence the youth in a language which talks to them and we’re happy we managed to do that.”
Rose Hooke, Achievement Co-ordinator at FHS comments: “I am so proud about the mature way in these students seized control of this video. The end result is a powerful, captivating and inspirational piece of footage, written by students, for students, which will undoubtedly make young people think twice before they act in the future. Well done Team Fairfield.”