Pupils success in tackling bullying at their school

Efforts by two pupils at a Stoke-on-Trent school have seen bullying incidents drop.

Head girl Sarah Porter and head boy Oman Hussain were concerned about the experience of some pupils following the formation of St Peter's Academy - which saw Berry Hill and St Peter's High School merge.

When it first opened in 2013, there 15 bullying incidents per-term because of issues like racial tension and segregation.

Following the arrival of headteacher Michael Astley, and the work of students, that reduced to 10 incidents a term.

Since then, Oman and Sarah have introduced events to educate youngsters, and have also recruited older pupils to offer support and guidance to younger students.

The number of bullying incidents has now fallen to just 8 in the last 12 months.

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