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Anti Bullying Week 2018 - Choose Respect
Get involved and help #stopbullying

Anti bullying Week 2018 is being held between the 12th and 16th November and is organised by Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year the theme is 'Choose Respect'.

Follow the events on social media using #antibullyingweek and #abw18.

CBeebies star Andy Day and Anti-Bullying Alliance patron, and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, are supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and are encouraging students to wear odd socks to school during the campaign to show their support and raise money for a good cause.

Gideon Goat Butts Bullying
“My name is Gideon Goat and I was badly bullied when I was a kid. I am happy to share my story and offer some tips on how to cope with bullying.

My picture book is aimed at 5-10 year olds and if you’d like me to visit your school or club, please contact Penny at Hart Farm (07714 346001).

I live with lots of other animals including mini donkeys, alpacas and mini sheep and we visit children who are struggling with any sort of life challenge from bullying to bereavement, from disability to depression, with difficulties at home or at school.”

‘Gideon the Goat that was Bullied’ is a children’s story book that will be launched during anti-bullying week (12-16 November).

It has been written by Penny Hartdale (lives in Hawkswick, Littondale) with the help of 12-year old Salford lad, Joel who was bullied at school and so contains some real insights. The book offers a wonderful opportunity to help children cope with bullying through its delightful story and good advice for children, teachers and parents.

Unfortunately bullying goes on in every school in the country and has now become a 24-7 problem because of social media. ‘Gideon the Goat that was Bullied’ was written for 5-10 year olds to help them better understand bullying and how to cope, whether they or a classmate are being bullied, or indeed whether they are the bully.

Joel, Gideon and Penny from Hart Farm
The beautifully illustrated book is based on a true story of one of the pygmy goats, Gideon who came to Hart Farm at just 12 weeks. Due to some infection problems, he lived with the dogs and cats in the house for several weeks and when he eventually joined the rest of the animals, he was badly bullied.

Hart is a not-for-profit organisation that uses their animals to help children cope with life challenges.

Bullying exists in every school and organisation and so if you’d Hart to visit, please contact via their website www.hartanimsal4kids.org.

They would be delighted to bring Gideon (and perhaps some of his friends), read the story, engage the children with puppets of all the animals and help them understand the effects of bullying.

For more information on anti bullying go to:
anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk

Anti Bullying Week 2018 - Choose Respect, 11th November 2018, 21:00 PM