Flagstone State Community College takes action to stamp out bullying

STUDENTS from all year levels are joining forces to eradicate bullying at Flagstone State Community College.

The school launched its first day of anti-bullying activities on Friday to mark the National Day of Action Against Bullying.

Activities will extend to next week until March 22.

Last year students took to the oval for a drone photo to say no to bullying and created an artistic anti-bullying tree.

Flagstone State Community College students gathered on the oval to take a stand against bullying last year.

Flagstone State Community College students gathered on the oval to take a stand against bullying last year.

Deputy principal Sue-Ellen McNamara said it was vital to get the entire school community behind the push to stamp out bullying.

"A tree can't survive with only one part so we need all parts to get rid of bullying in schools," she said.

"That is why each grade is accountable for doing the activities, we want them to do their own thing so they feel like they have ownership over changing people rather than having teachers doing it."

One initiative will create a lasting anti-bullying legacy at the school ,with students to decorate amenity block doors with an anti-bullying design.

Flagstone State Community College is one of 5726 schools across Australia to take part in National Day of Action Against Bullying.

Around half of all students in Years 3 to 5 report some level of bullying and one in five young Australians have experienced cyberbullying, according to federal government statistics.

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