Pupils explore how to combat bullying using latest technology

Pupils used the appliance of science to learn about developing empathy and tackling bullying.

At an anti-bullying workshop, the primary school pupils donned high-tech virtual reality headsets to help develop their emotional and interpersonal skills in a safe space.

The interactive workshop, delivered by Daniel King from the Education Group, encourages students and teachers to witness, dissect and negotiate a typical bullying scenario. The workshop aimed to help reduce bullying behaviour and for pupils to learn how to resolve conflicts and manage their emotions.

Developed in conjunction with experts from the Bullying Intervention Group, the workshop provides a safe environment to explore the backgrounds and motivations of characters in fictional bullying scenarios.

Principal Caterina Park said:

“The children were so exhilarated by the use of the latest technology to participate in the virtual reality anti-bullying workshop. One of our school’s Star values is about respect and treating others as we wish to be treated, so the workshop was a valuable lesson to the children about how to spot instances of bullying behaviour and how they can help to tackle it.”

PUPILS have been using virtual reality technology to learn about how to tackle bullying

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