Linton Primary School pupils say no to bullies
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Linton Primary School students Bonnie and Simon enjoyed Mr Greg (Greg Williams) performance at their school. PICTURE: Adam Trafford. ANTI-BULLYING campaigner and musician Greg Williams wants Linton Primary School pupils to learn a simple lesson.
“When Mr Greg says bullyingyou say?”
“No way,” thepupils cheer.
Children danced and clap their way through MrGregs3Bs musical performance, which was heldattheschool on Monday morning.
Mr Williams, known as Mr Greg on stage,calls for a group of children to help him perform asong about bullies.
Several hands shootup from the floor where21 pupils, ranging fromgradeprep to six,are watching the performance.
One child volunteers to play the maracas, another plays the spoons.Principal Ian Forrester is on the guitar,keeping the students in tune.
“When you come to primary schools, you have to talk to the kids all the time,” Mr Williamssaid.
“Bringinga local police officer in can also help. I love to have the influence of the police officerwhen we do ourshows.”
Mr Williams’message is simple: be respectful, be safeand be responsible.
The musical performance encourages students to recognise bullies in the playground and for those being bullied to stand up for themselves.
Mr Williamshas been sharing the message via song athundreds of schools across the country forsix years.
He has travelledin his bus topre-schools, primary and secondary schools in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Linton Primary School is his first Victorian school performance.
Mr Forrester said the children were impressed by theperformance.
“It reassures the message that we are giving kids each day,” he said.
“It is never too early to teach them about being safe.”
Mr Forrester said the school had not experienced any major instances of bullying.
“We have been really lucky that we have avoided that,” he said.
“(Mr Greg’s performance)is aboutprevention rather than cure.”
Mr Williams plans to perform at Woady Yaloak primary schools in the coming weeks.
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