Shoreham Academy students beat the bullies and help raise £348 for charity

S09762H13 Daniel Steven Walford and David O'Connell present the cheque to Linda James and Rhiannon Fritter from Bullies Out
S09762H13 Daniel Steven Walford and David O'Connell present the cheque to Linda James and Rhiannon Fritter from Bullies Out
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BEATING the bullies has put a smile on the face of youngsters in Shoreham.

The result was a £348 cheque for charity, presented at Shoreham Academy on Monday.

The money was raised for Bullies Out during the bi-annual SMILE week, as well as from CD sales.

Events were held in conjunction with nearby primary schools last term, to mark anti-bullying week. Academy students toured their Forum Theatre roadshow, to highlight the issues surrounding bullying and look at solutions.

Teachers and parents attended a child exploitation and online protection seminar, while academy students were given a similar message in assemblies.

The highlight of the week was the SMILE concert, blasting out a series of anti-bullying anthems, with the help of Shoreham Allstars, to spread the message that bullying will not be tolerated.

Spokesperson Donna Churchill said: “The evening was punctuated with a rousing performance of a self-composed song by year-eight Shoreham Academy student Daniel Walford. The chorus of the song was sung by some of the primary school pupils and it was a spine-tingling moment.”

The song, supported by Bullies Out, has been put on a CD, with all profits going to the charity.