Banner highlights Bognor school’s subject

Students at The Regis School with their hand-printed banner for White Ribbon Day
Students at The Regis School with their hand-printed banner for White Ribbon Day

A BANNER of hand prints at a Bognor Regis school ensured domestic abuse was on its curriculum.

The banner was created from coloured prints by pupils at The Regis School as part of Sussex’s work to mark the international White Ribbon Day.

The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where people can live free from the fear of violence and abuse.

Schools’ PCSO Justy Baker joined pupils and staff at the Westloats Lane school where the prints were displayed to show ‘these hands don’t hurt’ aimed at highlighting domestic abuse and to encourage incidents to be reported before the abuse escalates.

Lisa Smith, the head of the school’s Acropolis House, said: “The student participates are known as ‘The student voice’.

“In each mentor group across all six houses, one student is voted in by their tutor group to represent them.”

Members of ‘The student voice’ spent the following week educating their mentor groups to raise awarenss of the cause and impact of domestic violence.

The school also has an A (Article 12) team which is an elected forum to give students the chance to uphold Article 12 of the UN children’s charter.

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