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Stuart Andrew MP Backs The iSTANDfor Schools Challenge
Stuart Andrew MP and Raphaella
Stuart Andrew, Member of Parliament for Pudsey, and a keen supporter of the Kids Count iSTANDfor Schools Challenge and Assembly Roadshow, is urging schools in his constituency to help with the campaign.

Kids Count has launched the iSTANDfor Schools Challenge, so that young people can show solidarity with their peers who are subject to bullying, both at school and in the outside world.

Now the charity is inviting secondary schools to help get the message across by encouraging students to either design a logo, poster, or make a short film. The exercise can be completed either at home, in PSHE lessons or in a variety of subjects to suit your curriculum.

The Kids Count Youth Board will be judging and select the winning application in March 2014 and the prize will be a new laptop.

The Kids Count iSTANDfor Assembly Roadshow is touring the country The campaign is spearheaded by Kids Count Ambassador and singer song writer Raphaella.

Raphaella has written the song 'Beautiful Like Me' which she has gifted to the Kids Count Charity to help raise the profile of the campaign.

Raphaella commented:

"I really want to be able to inspire and empower young people through my music with the iSTANDFor campaign. I was bullied from a very young age and all throughout my school life until 6th Form, which impacted my life incredibly. For a number of years I was quiet, lonely and unconfident, affected by being on the receiving end of bullying from my peers."

Stuart Andrew MP commented:

"Bullying can have dramatic and negative impact on a young person's life and the iSTANDforcampaign seeks to raise awareness of the harm done by bullying.

"Every day thousands of lives are blighted by bullying. Many young people are left feeling lonely, isolated and sometimes broken by the mental or physical scars left by the actions of bullies.

"The iSTANDfor Schools Challenge is a national campaign that is led, designed and driven by young people. Through the use of music and social media istandfor seeks to empower young people to be proud of who they are and encourage them to take a stand against bullying."
Stuart Andrew MP Backs The iSTANDfor Schools Challenge, 23rd December 2013, 14:33 PM