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Diversity and anti-bullying week at Werneth Primary School

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This week is Diversity and Anti-bullying Week at Werneth Primary School. The pupils will be taking part in activities and hearing from visiting speakers about diversity, the challenges faced by females and ethnic minorities, and how to deal with bullying. Pupils will also learn about different families, gender equality, disabilities, the effects of bullying and how important it is to be respectful and understanding of others.

On Thursday morning Year 5 pupils will listen to two visitors. Alison Jones, Group Attraction and Diversity Resourcer at British Gas, will speak about her experience as the only female apprentice amongst 119 male colleagues and the challenges and barriers she has faced as a female engineer. She will also lead the pupils in some fun, engineering-inspired team-building activities.

Later in the day, Arif Ansari from the BBC will talk to pupils about his experiences of moving from Liverpool to London and becoming a correspondent for the BBC.

Tracy Higgins, Principal of Werneth Primary School, said: “We’re so excited about all the activities happening this week and teaching the children about all the opportunities that are open to them. It’s really important that children learn they can aspire to anything and they shouldn’t feel held back by their gender, background, or anything else.”

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