Stand Against Bullying

The BIG STEP Against Bullying

Saturday 20th June 2015

 

Bridgend says “End Bullying” is launching the young people’s anti-bullying group ‘Stand Against Bullying’ (SAB) with the above event, a sponsored walk in partnership with V2C and Western Beacons Mountain Rescue.  All proceeds from the walk will be divided equally between the Stand Against Bullying Group and Western Beacons Mountain Rescue.

It is important that all young people:

  • Wear walking boots, good trainers or shoes with laces fastened, no flip flops or loose fitting shoes;
  • Carries at least one litre of water and some energy snacks or fruit
  • Wears sun protection lotion and maybe a hat if you deem it necessary. 
  • Brings a packed lunch, clearly marked with their name as these will be carried on the Mini bus, along with extra water for the route.

All groups require a qualified member of staff accompanying their group of walkers and a minibus will run alongside the route (that is mostly on a cycle track) should any young person need picking up because of tiredness or blisters etc. 

The walk is planned to start at 9.30am from the top of the cycle track in Nantymoel, there is a break for refreshments around the half way mark in the Wesley Centre, Tondu between 1pm and 2pm, finishing in Kenfig Nature Reserve between 4pm – 5pm.  To celebrate the end of the walk there will be an event including food, entertainment, stalls and live music which will start around 2pm with some of the stalls and shows and the main entertainment and music starting at 4pm.  The walk is 18 miles from start to finish, but an easy walk that even the most unaccomplished walkers can complete, the majority of the walk is also wheelchair friendly.  Those young people that complete the walk could be eligible for a Youth Achievement Award!!

The aim of SAB is to raise the awareness of bullying behaviour and the consequences to the targets, alleged bullies and bystanders of bullying behaviour across the county of Bridgend and Wales. The group consists of 14 – 25 year old representatives from community groups, third sector organisations and secondary schools in the county who come together to discuss and develop innovative ways of raising awareness of bullying behaviour and oppression within local communities.  The group are encouraged to be active citizens through participation, empowerment and through being heard.

For further information and to register for the walk please contact Finola Pickwell at BsEB@bridgend.gov.uk .  This is not only so we can send out the sponsor forms, but we need to know numbers.  Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel may be interested either to join the walk or as members of the Stand Against Bullying group.

Any young people, schools, colleges, youth groups or organisations wishing to find out more about Stand Against Bullying or young people wishing to join the group please contact Paige Connett-White at: SABullying@outlook.com

Alongside the walk we are running an anti-bullying quiz, the first prize for which is a £20 shopping voucher, the link for the quiz is:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9C6DCL7  and we would very much appreciate it if you would please promote this throughout your school.