In our preparation for Anti-Bullying week, Reception have made a poster to show their feelings about bullying.

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and it has the theme One Kind Word.

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons, that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week taking place from 15 to 19 of November 2021.

In our circle times, we have spoken about what bullying is, and how we can say ‘no’ to bullying in all forms. The children came up with some lovely and thoughtful ideas, and they were eager to express their disdain for bullying.

We have spoken about kindness in light of our deen, and its significance to our religion;

It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) observed: He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either utter good words or better keep silence; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should treat his neighbour with kindness and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.

One child suggests that ‘instead of fighting, you should just tell the teacher’.

Another postulates glibly that ‘bullying is an abomination!’

We had many strong proponents of the adage ‘sharing is caring’, adding that ‘you can be kind by sharing your toys with all of your friends’.

More than one child said ‘Allah can see you and he tells us to be caring- bullying is really bad and Allah does not like it’.