Melton borough schools receive awards recognising their commitment to tackling bullying

Redmile CE Primary School executive headteacher Julie Hopkins and children from the school's anti-bullying steering group  with their Beyond Bullying Award EMN-161007-144236001
Redmile CE Primary School executive headteacher Julie Hopkins and children from the school's anti-bullying steering group with their Beyond Bullying Award EMN-161007-144236001
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Two schools in the Melton borough have been presented with awards recognising their commitment to tackling bullying.

St Mary’s CE Primary School in Melton and Redmile CE Primary School were among 23 county schools which were recently recognised by Leicestershire County Council for their commitment to tackling bullying and carrying out anti-bullying work throughout the year.

St Peter and St Paul Academy in Syston and Ratcliffe College were among the other Beyond Bullying Award recipients.

Redmile CE Primary School executive headteacher Julie Hopkins said staff and pupils were delighted with their re-accreditation of the award.

She said: “The children were invited to sing their new school rule song at the presentation held at National Space Centre in Leicester. This was one of the many tasks they completed over the course of this year. After consulting the whole school they realised that few children could remember all the school rules that were in place. So they asked them about the things that matter most and they put the ideas to the tune of ‘Mamma Mia’ to create a memorable school rule song.

“The children got so much out of leading this initiative and were great ambassadors for the school. The award helps the whole school community reflect on behaviours and attitudes that help to shape their future. Thanks to Sue Bosley and Caroline Harrison from Leicestershire County Council for all their encouragement with the award.”