Freebrough Against Bullying team scoop another award

On Thursday 9 July 2015 the Freebrough Against Bullying team travelled to the Facebook Headquarters in London to be given a Diana Award for their hard work to make East Cleveland a safe place to learn and play.

The ten students involved were invited on to the stage to be given their individual awards by TV presenter Joe Swash and our showcase film was shared with all of the guests and the other schools who were also attending.

The showcase film was shot in June 2015 and showed the team taking part in a number of activities designed to demonstrate the hard work they put in every day, both in the Academy and at the surrounding primary schools; including performing an e-safety play and hosting a quiz. To watch the showcase film please click the following link… Jack Walton visits Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at Freebrough Academy Video

The team were also able to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere at the event which included an anti-bullying photo booth.  They rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as Ronan Keating, Diversity and Bars and Melody, and were given goodie bags to take home as a reminder of their day.

Leanne Vodden, Pastoral Leader at the Academy, was rightly proud of her team; “We had such an amazing day at the Diana Awards.  It was so fantastic to see the hard work of these dedicated students being recognised at a national level. The students also made the most of the journey to London, having their photo taken at platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station as they are huge Harry Potter fans!”

Linda Halbert, Principal of Freebrough Academy, expressed her delight at the achievements of the FAB team; “I am so proud of the FAB team and have been inspired by their passion and commitment to making Freebrough Academy a safe and positive place to be.”

“Under the leadership of Leanne Vodden the group have gone from strength to strength. The third Diana Ward is recognition of their investment in this area and of their success. I look forward to seeing how they will continue to take this work forward in the coming years.”