The River Thames outside DLD College London

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

15th November 23

As part of Anti-Bullying Week we were proud to welcome to the school Alex Holmes OBE who gave a very intimate presentation on his own journey. Bullied at school himself, Alex has made it his mission in life to make sure this does not happen to others as the founder of a national peer support scheme, student “Anti-Bullying Ambassadors”.

Alex was honoured by her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 with an OBE for the work he has done in this field and it was an honour have him at our school to share this with our community of students. The presentation was varied discussing the complex nature of defining bullying, reasons for and impact of bullying, deconstructing banter and cyber bullying.

The school looks forward to continuing their work with Alex on this very important issue.

Gareth Evans, Assistant Principal (Pastoral and Boarding)