Braintree: Students tackle bullying with rap music

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Students tackle bullying with rap music Braintree: Students tackle bullying with rap music

Watch out Dizzee Rascal and Jay Z, there are new rap stars in town.

Year six pupils from John Bunyan School in Braintree worked with Essex Police to write a rap song aimed at tackling bullying.

The project coincides with anti-bullying week and after writing the song the pupils performed it to the rest of their school.

Headteacher, Amanda Woolmer, said: "This was a superb performance that helped and supported the pupils in deciding how to respond positively to the type of situations that they may encounter in real life.

"My staff also enjoyed it, considering it highly relevant and pitched appropriately for the age of the pupils.

"Our children clearly engaged with the issue of school bullying.”

Bocking Neighbourhood Policing Team’s PCSO Claire Aherne said: "The children responded really well to the enthusiasm of the issue and all that energy is channelled into these lyrics.

“The performance helps young people to understand the dynamics of relationships and encourages them to make positive choices and understand how other people respond to their behaviour.”

One of the students who helped to mastermind the lyrics said: "Our class decided to create a rap about bullying to help us remember some of the interesting things we learned.

“This rap became a classroom theme song and was something we recited everyday.

“It really helped us to remember our promise, not to bully other people and to try to be nice to everyone.”

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12:19pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Bhudeeka says...

enough already!!!!!!!!!! out of all the music in the world this is the best they could come up with? does the whole world now want to follow black culture? even chines are doing it whats wrong with you?
enough already!!!!!!!!!! out of all the music in the world this is the best they could come up with? does the whole world now want to follow black culture? even chines are doing it whats wrong with you? Bhudeeka
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11:20am Wed 5 Dec 12

inexileinessex says...

That’s right Bhudeeka…….Rap music is bullying. !!!!

It’s all based upon gang culture & violence…..and that’s not what we should be encouraging kids to get involved in.
That’s right Bhudeeka…….Rap music is bullying. !!!! It’s all based upon gang culture & violence…..and that’s not what we should be encouraging kids to get involved in. inexileinessex
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6:29pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Keep Essex Green says...

I agree totally with both comments above, next we shall have them spray painting on walls!
I agree totally with both comments above, next we shall have them spray painting on walls! Keep Essex Green
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