Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Ashlawn Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 2024-25

Thank you for visiting our Anti-Bullying page. We feel extremely privileged and proud to be a part of this important team. Our aim is to raise awareness of the different forms of bullying, provide students with a toolkit to deal with bullying and most importantly engage in preventative work in order to create a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all. 

We have attended the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Programme. The Diana Award runs the UK’s largest bullying prevention programme. The training we received has empowered us to become agents of change within our school and positive role models to our peers. 

School should be a place where young people develop knowledge and skills, grow as a person and engage in wonderful friendships. However, bullying can prevent this from happening. We firmly believe everyone has a responsibility to create a safe environment by standing up against violence, harassment, and bullying.  

We intend to ensure we have clear and effective processes in place to report bullying which everyone is clear on, introduce new initiatives to promote our Anti-Bullying campaign and educate students on issues affecting young people that are prevalent within our own context as well as nationally. 

In this section, you will also find information and links to all things bullying for students, parents/carers and members of the community. We hope you find them useful. 


Get To Know Our Team 

Thileepan (7D)

Specialism: Racial Equality 


At Ashlawn School, the role of the Anti-Bullying Ambassador is a position of great significance and responsibility. Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are not only representatives of the student body but also a beacon of hope and support for those who may be experiencing bullying. The Ambassadors work tirelessly to promote a safe and inclusive environment, where every student feels valued and respected, irrespective of their race, religion, or background. 

I specialise in racial equality and I chose to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I want to prevent bullying being ignored or not taken seriously because it is seen as part of growing up. 

I will ensure that bullying is taken seriously as it is prevalent everywhere. I will always be of the view that ‘it happens here’ to ensure it is not brushed under the carpet. Bullying can result in feelings of upset, impact relationships and the victim’s self-esteem. In some cases the consequences can be serious. 

Furthermore, sometimes bullying can go undetected or it is labelled as ‘harmless banter’. It also becomes a part of the victim’s reality. Here at Ashlawn School everyone has a right to feel safe and secure at all times.

Therefore, rather than breaking people down, we should enlighten and empower them with kind and supportive words so that they can be happy and the best possible version of themselves at all times. 


Elliott (7I)

Specialism: SEN/Disability or Differently Abled Awareness


I decided to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I have experience of being bullied and I do not want it to happen to anyone else. I was also an Anti-Bullying Ambassador at my primary school for two years. I therefore have experience of handling difficult situations and providing students who have experienced bullying support and care. 

I chose to specialise in Special Educational Needs and Disability because I have witnessed people being bullied for their differences and their special needs such as people poking fun at them and using prejudicial language when referring to them. I have also witnessed many people pretending to be someone with special needs which is extremely offensive. I believe this type of behaviour is highly unacceptable. 


Amelia (7E)

Specialism: Gender Equality and Cyberbullying 

I chose to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador as I believe bullying behaviour is absolutely unacceptable and should not be part of anyone’s everyday life, whether it is in school or outside and face to face or online. Bullying can have a detrimental impact on a person’s confidence and wellbeing. Therefore, it must be tackled. 

I have recently attended the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador training so I can identify the different types of bullying, understand how to intervene safely and have devised anti-bullying initiatives suitable for our context. 

I chose to specialise in cyberbullying as I myself have experienced cyberbullying. At the time it made me feel alone and upset. I aim to educate students on how to stay safe online and the importance of being careful and cautious as it is easier to be deceived by people online. 

In addition, if people notice changes in others and they do not seem like their usual self, I believe we have a responsibility to check in with them and  report our concerns to a trusted adult. 


Leah-Tara (7H)

Specialism:  Religious/Belief Awareness

I became an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I believe that although everyone has differences, we should accept people for who they are and not judge them for it. Everyone should feel empowered by who they are and respected for who they are. I chose to specialise in religious/belief awareness because I believe we still have work to do when it comes to tackling prejudice and discrimination, creating an environment which promotes equality for all and is truly tolerant and understanding.

I feel passionate about making people feel happy and secure within themselves and their environment. Putting a smile on someone’s face and making them feel better fills me with great satisfaction, but most importantly small acts of kindness can make a huge difference to someone’s outlook and day. I am here to help, no matter how small or serious the situation. 


Fahreena (7H)

Specialism:  Religious/Belief Awareness

My specialism is religious/belief awareness. I would like to tackle all forms of discrimination, both direct and indirect, which occurs because of a person’s religious attire, skin colour or beliefs. I will raise awareness to ensure students are not disadvantaged or treated differently due to their religion or protected belief. 

Moreover, I believe that everybody has a voice and everyone should be given a chance to speak. Everyone is unique in different ways. For example, people have different racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions, genders, family contexts, social backgrounds and everyone believes in something different. Just because someone is different from you, it does not mean that you should treat them any differently. I think that we should always treat people the way we want to be treated and be inclusive in our outlook and approach. 


Freddie (8F)

Specialism: Consent and Boundaries Awareness  

I wanted to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I was bullied for many years when I was younger and feel I have a duty to other students to make sure they do not have to go through the same experiences as I did. 

I chose to specialise in consent and boundaries awareness because I feel everyone should feel safe in school, online and in the community. I would like to raise awareness of safe touch in different types of relationships and contexts and how to navigate intimate consent and associated boundaries. I aim to teach students about physical, sexual and emotional boundaries. 


Max (8J)

Specialism: Gender Equality


I am a proud member of the Ashlawn community. I am the newest member of the team and regard it a great privilege to be on the team and an honour to get to know the rest of the team so that we can work together effectively to tackle bullying. 

Bullying is a serious concern and can happen in all places around the school, so that is why it needs to be stopped because it affects people's lives immensely. I have experienced teasing and hurtful comments which have been made towards both myself and my friends. This is why I am passionate about being an Anti-Bullying Ambassador. 

Whether we like to admit it or not, bullying is real and happens regularly. These negative incidents are repeated and can occur because a person dresses, looks or even seems different.

I want to help because I can understand what it feels like to be picked on. I am confident that I can make a positive difference to this school. Feel free to approach me anytime in school if you have any questions or would like a chat. 


Kayla (8F)

Specialism: Types of Families (adopted, fostered children and single parent families)

I stand against all types of bullying but particularly bullying related to a person’s home life and family circumstances.  Some  young  people may experience  bullying which is upsetting but are scared to tell others about the situation. I want to normalise students being able to openly talk about how they feel and speak to an Anti-Bullying Ambassador, peer or trusted adult about what is going on.


I chose to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I am growing tired of people picking on others around them just because they are different. As an Anti -Bullying Ambassador I want to achieve my goals of making Ashlawn School a better place to settle into as a new student. Also, I want to help those who are experiencing bullying receive timely and effective support because everyone has the right to feel safe, protected, happy and secure at all times, irrespective of their home life and the challenges that they face. Often people’s experiences of the same situation can be internalised and processed differently - sensitivity and empathy is key. 


Max (9B)

Specialism:  Cyberbullying

This is my second year as an Anti-Bullying Ambassador at Ashlawn school. I feel extremely dedicated and invested in this role. I stand for equality and respect within our school community and specialise in cyberbullying. I believe that this puts me in a great position to have a crucial and positive impact on the students within our school and the school culture itself.

Cyberbullying is becoming increasingly common and can take many forms. It involves young people being attacked, harassed, tricked, outed and alienated from their peers because of gossiping and being ostracised. It can happen to us all. It can be hurtful and distressing therefore it must be taken seriously. 

Sometimes bullying can be overlooked and under-dealt with, and I want to change that, for the better. 

Furthermore, I believe that we should positively enforce good behaviour rather than negatively respond to bad behaviour. In doing so, we create a functional meritocratic system.



Kirsten (10B)

Specialism: SEN/Disability or Differently Abled Awareness


I am honoured to be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador at Ashlawn School. I feel passionate about tackling bullying behaviours and strive to help myself and others become more knowledgeable, kinder and respectful so that together we can create an inclusive and happy community. As the Special Education Needs and Disability lead, I will raise awareness of this type of bullying as people with SEND are more likely to experience bullying and be taken advantage of. 

I chose to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I believe no one deserves to be bullied or feel bad unjustly. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should be made to feel worthless, unimportant or devalued. Why should we put others down when every single one of us has the ability to make someone smile and feel good about themselves?

I recognise our ability as human beings is to create strong meaningful and positive relationships to grow and develop ourselves and others. After all, we are social animals. We have the capacity to be pillars of support for one another, to embrace our shortcomings and always strive to better ourselves. We all make mistakes but learning from our mistakes is crucial. 


As an Anti-Bullying Ambassador at Ashlawn School, I will always be an ear to listen, a hand to help or a hug to comfort you whatever your issue might be. 

Together, let us make Ashlawn School and all other communities we may belong to, full of smiles, happy faces and souls. 



Georgia (10F)

Specialism:  LGBTQ+ Acceptance 


I stand against homophobia and gender discrimination in school. I chose to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I was bullied in the past and want to use my own experiences to help others. I would like to  take a stand, be part of the conversation and an active participant in tackling bullying in our school. My specialty is LGBTQ+ and acceptance. I would like to use my own experiences of dealing with homophobia to help support trans and gay students at our school. Talking to someone who has been in a similar situation or is facing a similar challenge can be massively helpful and comforting. My aim is to ensure school is a safe and supportive environment for young LGBTQ+ members of our community. 



Lily-Beth (12H)

Specialism: Types of Families (adopted, fostered children and single parent families)


I decided to become an Anti-Bullying Ambassador to ensure no student who is part of the Ashlawn community feels alone. I aim to make a difference to as many people as possible by making them feel welcome, included, seen and heard. 


I believe this role will make a difference and will change attitudes towards bullying, thereby simultaneously reducing it. I would love to make Ashlawn a happier, safer environment where everybody will grow, learn, and reach their maximum potential. 


I chose to specialise in the different types of families because this type of bullying does not receive as much exposure, yet the bullying can be extremely triggering for them and can bring up some unresolved issues from their childhood especially if they suffered from abuse or neglect. It can have a detrimental impact on their confidence and self-esteem as well as manifest into long-term mental health issues. I would like to raise awareness of the tell-tale signs to watch out for and how to seek support.


Annabelle (12I)

Specialism: Racial Equality 

As an Anti-Bullying Ambassador, I have taken on this role driven by a deep-seated passion for fostering kindness, empathy, and respect in our communities. Bullying, in all its forms, inflicts profound harm on individuals, shattering their sense of safety and self-worth. Witnessing the devastating impact of bullying, I am compelled to take action to create a culture of inclusivity and compassion where everyone feels valued and supported. 


My aim is to provide a beacon of hope and support for those who have experienced bullying, offering resources, guidance, and a listening ear to help them navigate their challenges and heal from their wounds. Additionally, I strive to empower bystanders to speak out against bullying, fostering a culture of accountability and collective responsibility.


Ultimately, I envision a world where bullying is eradicated, replaced by a culture of empathy, understanding, and acceptance, where every individual is free to embrace their authentic selves without fear of harassment or discrimination. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, I am committed to driving tangible change and creating a safer, more compassionate world for all. 


I am also dedicated to advocating for justice, fairness and equal opportunities for people of all races and ethnicities. Rooted in principles of compassion, understanding and inclusivity, I strive to foster dialogue, educate and promote actionable change towards a more equitable community. 



Ryan (12H)

Specialism: LGBTQ+ Acceptance 


I chose to be an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because I want to make a difference at Ashlawn School. I want to help reduce the amount of bullying and harassment that happens on a daily basis to make sure students feel safe and are able to focus on the important things at school instead of being worried about bullying. 

I also want to help educate students as I believe the majority of students do not understand the difference between bullying and banter. It is a huge concern, especially in a school environment as some students feel like they have to change themselves because their peer has made a joke which has resulted in them feeling uncomfortable, embarrassed and hurt. 

No matter how small the comment, and even if the student says it does not bother them or that they do not care about it, there will always be a voice in the back of their head which reminds them of what was said and maybe even brings back emotions and physical symptoms associated with it at the time. 

Every single person's mental health is important, and it is not something we should be scared to show or feel. It does not change us as a person. I want to make sure everyone knows that poor mental health is not a weakness, or something we should look down on. I have always been passionate about reducing bullying in school; it has been something I have wanted to be involved in since I joined Ashlawn School and I am grateful I have gotten the chance to be at the forefront of creating change for the better.