Students organise anti-bullying workshops

SchoolActivity3Performing arts students from Macclesfield College have been using their creative talents to get an anti-bullying message across to local primary school pupils, devising a series of fun and informative performance workshops.

They have teamed up with Cheshire Peaks and Plains to deliver them to year 3 and 4 children at Hurdsfield Primary School.SchoolActivity2

The performing arts students created drama scenarios based around bullying and helped the pupils act them out. Each scenario illustrated how wrong it was to bully another person. The students also organised fun warm-up dance activities for the pupils to take part in. All the students sported sweat-tops branded with an anti-bullying logo specially designed by graphics students at the College.SchoolActivity1

Course teacher, Maura Shilton, said, “It was great to work with the school because the pupils were so enthusiastic and our students benefited from gaining valuable work-related learning experience, helping to build their confidence. I’d like to thank Kirsty Cotton, community partnerships officer at Cheshire Peaks and Plains for helping us deliver this project to the Hurdsfield Primary School pupils.”

Macclesfield College is also running a two-day workshop during the Easter holiday for 14-19 year olds who are interested in the Performing Arts, Music or Media Production industries. The workshops are running on 16th and 17th April – more details available at:

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