School secures slot on ITV’s Good Morning Britain

Ronan Keating presents A-B Ambassadors with their awards
Ronan Keating presents A-B Ambassadors with their awards

A school which Rushden pupils attend will appear live on breakfast television as part of an anti-bullying campaign next week.

On Tuesday, September 15, a crew from ITV’s Good Morning Britain will visit Sharnbrook Upper School in Bedfordshire, which has been recognised for using film to communicate with students on difficult subjects.

The school’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors were recently invited to Facebook headquarters to showcase their work with The Diana Award.

Special guests and delegates were incredibly impressed by the efforts students and staff at Sharnbrook had put into tackling bullying.

The ambassadors made such an impact that student Cliodhna Pearce-Mcmullan, 17, was selected to be a National Anti-Bullying Ambassador Youth Board Member.

She is one of 15 inspirational young people, aged from nine to 17 from different regions across England, who has been selected to sit on the Youth Board.

The Youth Board will represent the views of thousands of schools and young people from across the UK, offering advice on anti-bullying policies and practices.

The members will also be given the opportunity to help with the planning of this year’s Anti-Bullying week which takes place in November.

A spokeman said: “The day was filled with moving and inspirational stories.

“It was a glimpse of how some wonderful children are influencing our future by doing absolutely life-changing work.

“The best bit was seeing the commitment of the children and staff to stopping bullying.”