HNC students have been exploring the topic of bullying and its impact, and the crucial importance of respect during national Anti Bullying Week. Respect is at the heart of the College's ethos and approach, and as a diverse community, students are given many opportunities to explore how everyone is different, but equal.

As the number one organisation for Equality and Diversity in the UK the College has a zero tolerance approach to bullying. During the week students have been exploring the different forms bullying can take and sharing their views by completing the sentences ‘Everyone feels respected at HNC because…’ and ‘There is a fine line between banter and bullying because...’ Students signalled their commitment to respecting everyone by signing an individual ‘HNC Pledge Against Bullying.’

The week concluded with students being invited to sign the giant ‘HNC Pledge Against Bullying’ to demonstrate how as a College community we stand against bullying in all forms, and ensure that College is a place where everybody feels respected.

Sonia Ross, Assistant Principal, Student Support says: “We are very proud of our vibrant and diverse College community. Anti-Bullying Week helped students to explore the often unexpected forms bullying can take. Students had some thought-provoking discussions, and debated why there really can be a fine line between banter and bullying. As a College we value the unique differences of others, and provide lots of opportunities for students to celebrate their differences and those of others. Our giant pledge signals our commitment as a College to ensuring respect is at the heart of all that we do.”