As part of the week of prevention against school bullying, the Marcellin Champagnat Association organized a training aimed at promoting fraternity among students and combating school bullying. This training session took place on November 8th and 9th at the provincial house in Lyon, France, gathering 11 participants from various establishments in the Marist Brothers’ network. Additionally, the headquarters of the Marist Tutelle in France gladly welcomed two participants from two other congregations: the Marist Fathers and the Marianists.
School life coordinators, nurses, teachers, and supervisors, through the exercise of their key roles, the participants fully committed to this training. Their involvement demonstrates the collective will of the educational community to confront school bullying and work towards a healthier and more caring environment.
At the heart of the training were detailed presentations on essential tools such as the PIKAS method and the method of shared concern. These techniques aim to improve the support for victims, potential bullies, as well as affected families.
During these two days, the exchanges were rich, and collaboration allowed for a fruitful sharing of best practices. Participants had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop new skills to better address bullying situations. The diversity of experiences and perspectives contributed to enriching the debate and raising awareness of the different aspects of this issue.
Participants left with a sense of satisfaction and renewed commitment. Armed with these skills, they aim to put these competencies into practice in their educational daily lives to help as many students affected by school bullying as possible.