Mildenhall pupils stand against bullying with launch of code

Mildenhall College Academy Year 10 pupils, Beth Monk, Catherine Nock and Travis Pilmer with their ch

Mildenhall College Academy Year 10 pupils, Beth Monk, Catherine Nock and Travis Pilmer with their chosen anti-bullying code. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Mildenhall College academy have launched their new anti-bullying code, which will be adopted by the 16 schools run by the Academy Transformation Trust.

The code was submitted by special needs and disabled pupils after the trust, which sponsors academies, held a competition.

The pupils came up with the acronym STAND, which means “stay calm and stand up for yourself; talk to someone and gain control; always be positive and rise above bullying; never stand and watch; and do take a stand to stop bullying in our academies”.

Principal Susan Byles said: “We are so pleased that our code has been chosen to represent the trust’s anti-bullying commitment. We believe every pupil has the right to feel emotionally and physically safe.”