Today the Duke of Cambridge and Professor Green paid a surprise visit to pupils from Ark Burlington Danes Academy and Kensington Aldridge Academy.
The event, a celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week and Safer Internet Day, was focused on cyberbullying, the effect it can have on our mental health and the importance of being kind to each other online. It was also attended by The Vamps and YouTuber, Dan Howell.
The event provided an opportunity to highlight two of the programmes The Royal Foundation have created – the Heads Together campaign and it will mark the end (for now) of the three month Stop Speak Support cyberbullying campaign.
Stop Speak Support was launched by The Duke of Cambridge earlier this year and provides a code of conduct to help young people navigate life online. Visit Stop Speak support to find out more: https://www.stopspeaksupport.com/
The event featured Stop Speak Support campaign supporters Dan Howell, who will talk to Grace Parke, a young ambassador from The Diana Award.
Following this there will be two workshops where The Vamps and Dan Howell will work with teachers and pupils to explore the Stop Speak Support Lesson plan.
Finally there will be an assembly for pupils from both schools where anti bullying ambassadors, Dan Howell and The Vamps will share their stories and answer questions from the pupils.
You can find Cyberbullying resources available for your school here >