For Schools and Communities
Enjoy our free resources for Anti-Bullying Week 2023 and Friendship Friday. With lesson plans, assemblies, activities and more, you can help make a noise about bullying.
Make a Noise with Jill Halfpenny and Benna the Bat!
We've made a brand new lesson plan to help you explore this year's theme of 'Make A Noise'!
Help children to speak up when they see bullying with this story read by actress and Kidscape ambassador, Jill Halfpenny. When Benna the Bat sees someone being bullied, she isn't sure what to do. Luckily, she and her fellow bats come up with a plan.
The free lesson plan includes a story, activity cards, and ideas for discussion. We've even mapped Benna's resource to the curriculum, so you'll know you're meeting key targets.
Suitable for KS1 and KS2.
- Download 'Benna Makes A Noise!' lesson plan
- Download the Benna Makes A Noise story, read by Jill Halfpenny. Jill reads Benna's story like a real book in the PowerPoint Presentation. Just start the slide show to begin listening!
Benna the bat was drawn by Laura Brown for Kidscape. You can find out more about Laura's beautiful My Emotions Activity Book on her website.
Use our other free lesson plans
Do you teach KS1 or KS2? Take advantage of our free lesson plans supporting children to make healthy friendships. They're mapped to the PSHE curriculum and statutory RSE guidance.
Present our free assembly on friendship
Help children to learn what makes a good friend with our free assembly, created for KS2.
Build empathy with anti-bullying books
Take a look at these new book packs from our friends at Peters to help promote pupil wellbeing and positive relationships. The books in the packs have been specially chosen by Peters' qualified teachers and curriculum specialists, and this year there are even some new titles!
The books will help to facilitate discussion and help children to recognise and respond to bullying.
10% of the pack price goes to Kidscape, so each pack you buy will be helping to make the world a kinder place.
Pick your pack here:
Teach children about faith-based bullying with free lesson plans
Educate Against Islamophobia have some great resources to teach children about faith-based bullying. You can download lesson plans for KS2 and KS3-KS4 here, and there are more free resources on their website.
Foster kindness in your school
Celebrate and foster kindness in your school with our free 'Creating a Kinder School Community' guide.
Display posters on your walls
Take part in lesson activities
Enjoy our free activities for KS1-4, from a kindness tree to a superhero cape.
Update your school's anti-bullying policy
Use our free 12-step guide to create a robust policy.
Share our top tips on how to deal with bullying
Signpost children and families who are impacted by bullying to our top tips for dealing with bullying, available in multiple languages. We've got a version for parents and carers, and another especially for children and young people.
Make a noise on social media
Help to spread the word about the value of making a noise and standing up to bullying on your social channels! You can see our comms pack for some inspiration:
Help raise funds for Kidscape
We know that challenging bullying is close to the hearts of children and young people, parents and carers, and school staff.
We are thrilled when schools and colleges choose to fundraise for us.
Please download our Fundraising Pack for Schools and Colleges for information on how you support Kidscape's vital work with children and families.