Glen Hoddle heads to Crowthorne to promote anti-bullying campaignBy Jennie Slevin
December 11, 2012
A former England footballer has shown his support for an anti-bullying campaign.
Former Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle visited Crowthorne Library in High Street to present prizes and certificates to pupils from Easthampstead Park School in Bracknell, who created artwork to mark national Anti-Bullying Week.
Pupils from schools all over the borough had taken part in the competition run by Bracknell Forest Council, with the winning entries being put on display at the library.
During the visit on Wednesday, November 21, the football legend said it was important not to let bullies win.
He added: “Bullying is something that affects everyone, from all walks of life.
“It’s important to remember, though, there is a reason why they feel the need to bully and that’s because they are totally insecure. We’re better without bullying.”
Lester Martin, learning support officer at Easthampstead Park School, in Ringmead, said: “In a school environment, bullying can unfortunately sometimes occur and it’s important we all work together as a community to stop it happening.
“We need to work on this message throughout the year, not just during anti-bullying week.”
He added: “We’re obviously delighted with our students who won prizes, so a big well done to them.”