DURING April, 12 students at Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School took part in a one-day anti-bullying training session run by The Diana Award.

The school welcomed students from schools across the county.

Young people, aged 11-15, worked together and acquired vital skills to enable them to change the attitudes and behaviours of bullying in their school by building their skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and off.

The Diana Award's free Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme which is available to schools across the UK, sees trainers working with students and other young people to change the attitude surrounding bullying.

The programme has a strong peer-to-peer focus, with trainers giving young people the skills and confidence to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to tackle bullying in their schools long after the training has finished. The Diana Award's anti-bullying work is recognised as world-class thanks to this sustainable approach.

The training looked at bullying in different situations including face-to-face and online.

At the end of the day, students made an action plan of how to approach bullying issues that may arise in their schools and committed to their roles as anti-bullying ambassadors.

It was a thoroughly rewarding day where students from across Hereford could collaborate on an issue that must be challenged.

A spokesperson from the school said: "The students are working hard in their schools to change attitudes and raise awareness. They should feel very proud of the work they have achieved so far".