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Preston boxer helps bring anti-bullying sessions to schools

Posted on - 8th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Lostock Hall, Preston News, Schools
Stuart Maddox is helping bring anti-bullying sessions to schools

A boxer has teamed up with campaigners Safety Guide to help promote anti-bullying throughout schools in the city.

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Stuart Maddox, from Lostock Hall, has joined Safety Guide, created in 2016, to help schools raise the awareness of social issues through multiple individual books.

These aim to support the personal and social development learning of pupils in their schools, through corporate sponsorship.

The books have been created to help support areas within the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum.

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They recognise the need to promote a pupil’s self-esteem, health and emotional well-being, along with helping them form and maintain fulfilling relationships based on respect for themselves and others.

Stuart and Safety Guide are now offering schools question and answer support sessions to further promote anti-bullying.

Four campaigns are being ran including ‘Road awareness, bullying and staying safe online’, ‘Bullying – victim or bully? Bullying stops with you’, ‘Child grooming’ and ‘Drugs and alcohol – The facts’.

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Stuart decided to get involved with the campaign following his childhood experience of being bullied.

Stuart Maddox, 38, said: “I got involved with Safety Guide through my good mate Rob Reid as I strongly believe in what they’re trying to achieve with the anti-bullying among other subject that they are covering.

“Being a victim of bullying as a child due to living in a children’s home, I want to do all that is possible to help prevent this.”

You can order the Safety Guide books via the website.

Has your child benefited from the campaign? What do you think about the boxer’s anti-bullying campaign? Let us know in the comments below 

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