"I Am Not Scared" Project
We say NO to school violence
non-violence, respect, badge, charter, drawings
Pupils of secondary education
Institut Notre-Dame Séminaire of Bastogne (INDSé), pupils of the 1st and 2nd secondary classes, year 2007.
Belgium - Bastogne
Teachers, Young People.
The pupils of the 1st and 2nd secondary classes have decided to react against school violence as well following two events :
1. Charter “Green ribbon for respect”
Awareness action led by the four secondary schools of the city of Dinant, in reaction to 2 news items of violence.
(see good practice form “Green ribbon for respect”).
2. Citizen day of “non-violence”
On the 16th April 2007, the first “Citizen day of non-violence” was held. This activity is offered in all the schools of the French Community of Belgium.
They have led three actions against school violence in 2007 :
A. The have created a blog “We say NO to school violence”. In this blog, they offer awareness actions in the school.
B. The have decided to take part in the citizen day of “non-violence” that was held on the 16th April 2007 through two concrete activities :
- to wear a badge symbolizing non-violence all this day long http://inforef.be/projets/iamnotscared/upload/iambadge.jpg">(Click on this link to see the badge)
- to read, each day, one of the ten points of the charter for non-violence (proposed by the schools of Dinant) and to discuss them with the teacher.
Charter « Green ribbon for respect »
The badges and the charter have been given to each class representative.
C. During the trimester prior to the action day of the 16th April 2007, the pupils had already led a display campaign against violence. Each one had the opportunity to express himself/herself on non-violence. The drawings are published on the pupils’ blog or displayed in the classrooms. They show that physical violence exists but verbal violence as well.
Classroom management, Whole-school anti-bullying policy.
The interest of this initiative is that it comes directly from the pupils. pages
1st and 2nd classes pupils’ blog of the INDSé : “We say NO to violence at school”
I Am Not Scared Project
Copyright 2017 - This project has been funded with support from the European Commission