Hi Everyone, this is Jacqui from GR8 AS U R! I thought I’d start sharing some of the things we are doing over the next year as there are so many exciting things to look forward to! Sorry it has taken me so long to post here but I am surfacing after what seems like two years of hard slog putting all our programme together ready to share it with everyone from next April 2018 onwards! One of the things that matters to me is that we make our stuff accessible to all – not just those who can afford it or those schools who prioritise happiness on top of if not at least alongside academic achievement. We r updating our website so our fun stuff can be accessed free of charge to all and I’m so excited about it! I do need to thank hugely the incredible 16 pilot schools we have been working with over the last 2 years – wow! They have been amazing and we certainly have them to thank for helping us produce something which fits into school life like a glove but also does what it says on the tin! ie makes everyone feel GR8 AS U R!!!!
A Kick in the Grass and GR8 AS U R featured on Mustard TV
Our latest Allstar film ‘A Kick in the Grass’ has been featured on Mustard TV.
The cast was made up entirely of school children and features Russell Martin in a starring role. The première screening celebrates the official launch — in partnership with the NCC and supported by the University of Worcester — of a unique programme that empowers children and communities to stop bullying before it starts by inspiring them to be ‘GR8 AS U R’.
The event will take place at Carrow Road, and will feature movies, performances and songs from the GR8 AS U R Allstars. The screening completes the Allstars programme experience for all the children involved in GR8 AS U R’s Allstars Bootcamp approach that supports children and families that have been affected by bullying in some way.
The children, along with some very special guests, will get to walk the red carpet like the movie stars they are, be interviewed and photographed by the press and then watch their finished film for the first time with family, friends, local dignitaries, Norfolk business owners, representatives from NCFC, International Comedienne Tanyalee Davis and the GR8 AS U R team.
Just thought I’d give you the heads up that our new name will change from Bullying Stinkz to GR8 AS U R on October the 1st.
Although the essence and purpose will remain exactly the same, we felt that GR8 AS U R was a more positive way to think of it.
Hope you like it!
Why Norfolk needs GR8 AS U R
This Article Has Been Taken From EDP News On September 2nd 2014
Over the last 17 years, I’ve been lucky enough to have grown up in a loving family, met many amazing people, survived the great and the not-so-great stuff and learned lots of valuable lessons along the way.
However, despite all this, I’ve always had this nagging voice in my head telling me life would be so much easier if only I was like everyone else. If only I didn’t always stick out.
Ellie Uses Her Prize Money to Spread the Anti-bullying Message
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Bea Hitchcock-Wyatt, from Norwich, was crowned the 2013 Bernard Matthews Young Person of the Year after also winning the education category for co-founding anti-bullying social enterprise Bullying Stinkz.
This is the video we’ve all been waiting for. My Name is Allen is a short film created by Bullying Stinkz to show the devastating effects of bullying. This is followed by testimonials and the GR8 AS U R anthem written by 16 year old Ellie Bea Hitchcock-Wyatt. Please give us your thoughts on this. Thanks
Bishop of Norwich on Radio 4 Thought of The Day
Recently the Bishop of Norwich met the team at Bullying Stinkz during the making of our film ‘My name is Allen’. This is what he had to say on Radio 4.