Tranmere Rovers in the Community (TRIC) held an anti-bullying workshop with three local schools on Monday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day at a partnership event at the Beechwood Recreation Centre.
The event, funded by Beechwood, Ballantyne & Bidston Village Big Local, saw 120 children from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Bidston Village CE Primary School and Manor Primary School come along to take part in our workshop as well as a positivity session, mood and food, and yoga sessions.
The anti-bullying workshop saw the children engage excellently, challenging ideas around bullying and racism at school and learning how to avoid and report incidents.
Delivered by Education Lead, Andy Heywood, and Community Engagement Officer, Liam French, the children also learned about landmark black footballers as part of Black History Month.
Andy said, “The young people have been involved in some really active discussions and activities where they’ve been able to reflect on the impact of bullying and racism and what we can all do about it.
“I think it’s really important that we teach black history not just in October, and teach children about mental health all through the year. It’s great to have a platform to develop their understanding.
“We’ve had a really positive response from the children who’ve been really engaged and given some quite insightful answers. It shows that they are starting to have these conversations as part of their growing up in school, and it’s a really important part of their education.”