Final evaluation of Kidscape’s Primary Bullying Intervention Training confirms huge success of project

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A recent evaluation of our Primary Bullying Intervention Training highlights the incredibly positive impact this anti-bullying project has had for the schools, teaching professionals and pupils involved.

Primary BIT provides free support and early intervention anti-bullying training to primary schools in London. Due to funding from the Department for Education, Kidscape has been able to deliver this project across nine London boroughs between April 2013 and March 2015. Over this two-year period, 189 schools completed the project, resulting in an estimated 17,000 pupils receiving anti-bullying lessons.

Out of participating professionals, 99 per cent rated the training as excellent or good.

"An excellent session - insightful, interactive, and full of useful tips and activities for delivering this scheme."

Of the pupils who were involved, 75 per cent stated the anti-bullying lessons had helped them learn how to deal with difficult situations, and 81 per cent shared that they helped them to feel better about themselves.

"Since I had the lessons I've never got in a fight or in an argument. When I'm angry I get a ball and squeeze it, it helps a lot. When I'm upset, I will find a place where I can be alone and think about what has happened and how I can change."

We would like thank all participating schools, all of which have shown great enthusiasm and support for the project.

Having obtained further funding from the Department for Education, we are now entering an exciting new phase of the project, delivering within primary schools in the additional London boroughs of Brent, Camden, Lewisham and Westminster this term.

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