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Chandler's Ford school wins anti-bullying award
5:25pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
AN anti-bullying campaign at a Chandler’s Ford school led to a “life-changing” day out for one youngster.
Alex Morris, 12, is a pupil at Lakeside School for children with behavioural problems and is a member of the school council.
As part of an anti-bullying week, the children ran poster competitions and sold wristbands to highlight the school’s policy.
Their work was recognised by the Diana Awards, set up in memory of Princess Diana.
The council was named Diana Anti-Bullying Champion for tackling the problem in their community.
Alex was chosen to collect it on the council’s behalf.
“I felt very proud for me and my school to receive the award.
“The day was exciting and I enjoyed meeting lots of other people. “I want to do more work now for homeless and poor people,” he said.
Headteacher, Gareth Evans, said: “Alex was fully up for it. The inspirational talk from the Paralympian and 7/7 bombing survivor, Martine Wright, was amazing and Alex was gobsmacked.
“On the way home he was saying how he wants to win the same award next year and to do more things to help people. That is life-changing proportions.”
The event, hosted by the Diana Award Committee and Barclays Bank on October 16, was held at London’s Canary Wharf and Alex was also accompanied learning coordinator, Kathryn Macgregor.
She said: “Alex did Lakeside proud. He was one of the first up on stage to receive the honour and coped beautifully with an audience.”
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