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Glenwood High: Breaking silence to bust harassment


GLENWOOD High School has made a strong commitment to stop bullying and harassment.

Using the Bully Busters Two and Anti-Bullying Forum recently , the school is actively tackling the issue with principal Erla McMaster leading the way.

She spoke about silence being the bully's best friend while deputy principal Lance Berry led students through the The Bully High School workshop.

It helped students understand the impact of bullying through video presentations and scenario studies.

The students were earlier welcomed by a song from Jessica Rogers and Kimberly Houseman, while Vicki McKenzie, representing the Nirimba TAFE Project's Ignite the Town, made a brief presentation. This was followed by year 8's Kimberly Houseman and her team's impressive skit.

Lee-Ann Simons and Marta Vickland, actor/producers from the Best Enemies presented the award-winning film, directed by Ross Bark. "Students role played segments based on the film and enacted different endings to each part to show what action, support, confidence and intervention could achieve," school spokeswoman Shelley Brackley said.

"The Bully Busters Two presentation is compulsory for all year 7 students as part of the PDHPE curriculum, giving them an important insight into the many issues surrounding teenage bullying in schools. It explores bullying, sexual harassment, peer pressure, rumours, cyber bullying, racism, judging others, tolerance and family problems.