John Taylor High School students take part in online anti-bullying project

John Taylor High School

John Taylor High School

Lichfield students were among those from schools across Staffordshire who came together to write a poem against bullying.

As part of National Anti-Bullying Week, primary and secondary schools from around Staffordshire collaborated online to write two poems about cyber-bullying, giving advice on what to do and where to go for help.

Pupils from John Taylor High School at Barton-under-Needwood took part in the secondary school portion of the project.

Schools were encouraged to get online and submit lines for the poem, and during the course of one day, lines were chosen and added to the poem.

County Councillor Veronica Downes, Cabinet Member for Schools said:

“These two poems send a strong message that bullying can be hurtful, but it can be stopped.  All of our schools in Staffordshire have anti-bullying strategies, and take the issue of bullying very seriously. The message is to anyone who feels they are being bullied to speak up, tell someone, and help stamp out bullying.”

Secondary School Poem

The first 2 lines are by Philip Anderson local author of the Audio Book ‘Judgement Day’.
Lines 3 and 4 by Class 8M2 from John Taylor High School
Lines 5 and 6 are from Edgecliff High School,
Lines 7 and 8 from Ellie Sutton at Great Wyrley Performing Arts High School,
Lines 9 and 10 by Class 7NI John Taylor High School
Lines 11 and 12 from Year 13 ICT John Taylor High School.

I’m on your case, I’m in your face,
I’m watching you in cyberspace.
Safe at home was once heaven,
But I’ll haunt you 24/7.
Outside school and on your phone,
I will never leave you alone.

Texting harsh words, I can’t ignore,
Each bringing me down a little more.
In my head you’re always there,
But I know people who listen and care,
CEOP, Childline and teachers too,
There to help me and stop you!

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