Londonderry students put anti-bullying message into practice
Those are just some of the anti-bullying lessons a group of seventh- and eighth-graders at Londonderry Middle School are putting into practice.
Assistant Principal Donna Dyer, who accompanied the students along with guidance counselors Heather Newman and Sharon McCarthy, staff member Laura Lambert and several parent volunteers, said the experience certainly resonated with the kids.
With the state’s anti-bullying week to conclude on Friday, there’s no better time like the present to start spreading the word and all this week, the student leaders have been tasked with giving their classmates a simple assignment each day.
Seventh-grader Julia Brockney said she won’t soon forget her visit to UNH.
“It was pretty inspiring,” she said. “There’s just so much to be learned, things like how we can all stand up for someone who’s being bullied.”Eighth-grader Jeff Cieslikowski said he was particularly touched by hearing stories of adults who’d been bullied as children.“You really can overcome this,” he said.
“It’s true,” Russell said. “A lot of people who were bullied as kids have gone on to be some pretty successful adults.”
Russell said she’s enjoyed being a peer mentor.
“Unfortunately, people aren’t always so nice,” she added. “But when we hear something said, it’s good to speak up.”
“We all need a bit of comforting sometimes,” he said. “Middle school can get pretty tough.”firstname.lastname@example.org
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