Schools call for UN human rights change

PUPILS from two North Somerset schools have joined forces to campaign against bullying as part of their strong stance on the issue.

Children from Yatton Infant and Junior schools gathered for a mini-march with placards and banners in defiance of bullying.

The Federation of Yatton Schools, that oversees the pair, has recently signed up to a global online petition calling on the United Nations to include a clause against bullying in its human rights legislation.

Deputy headteacher Jon Heywood said: “Our school council felt they wanted to do something more practical and ‘hands-on’ than just doing the online march, so we decided on this event. It also gives us an opportunity to re-visit some of the discussions we had with the children during anti-bullying week in November and keep these issues fresh in everyone’s mind. We want to be a school where these rights are central to all that we do.”

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