CHILDREN at schools across Winsford have united to speak out against bullying.

Pupils celebrated being unique by wearing odd socks and talked about the importance of being different.

Schools that belong to Winsford Education Partnership were taking part in Dare to be Different Day.

Children at Oak View have created a system for children to report bullying incidents anonymously if they don't have the confidence to speak out.

Headteacher Fiona Whittaker said: "Children have been role playing the importance of standing up against bullying by speaking out and not being a bystander.

"They carried out some drama to find out how it felt if people just stand and watch and don't speak out together.

"Children discussed how our words can make people feel and made kindness hearts for children in their class."

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Children at Oak View made kindness hearts for children in their class

Pupils at High Street made a personal pledge tackle bullying and help anyone who feels lonely or isolated.

Headteacher Mark Joule said: "The children carried out a lot of work to show we don't tolerate bullying and respect everyone as an individual."

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Pupils at High Street made a personal pledge to tackle bullying

Sarah Tomlinson, headteacher of Darnhall Primary School, said: "All classes took part in assemblies and activities linked to the theme of united against bullying.

"All the children completed a puzzle piece to show what part they can play in preventing bullying."

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Darnhall pupils Gabriella Torlop and Oliver Haywood-Dodd with hearts children created to show what friendship means

Children at Over St John's celebrated and embraced their differences. Pupils spoke about their own unique personalities, hobbies, interests and appearances.

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Pupils at Over St John's celebrated and embraced their differences by wearing odd socks

Headteacher Emma Snowdon said: "Children discussed how everyone can play their part in being united against bullying and made promises to be united by including others, respecting one another, celebrating differences, being trustworthy and by not making people feel like outsiders."

Children at The Grange concentrated on kindness, accepting people that are the same or different to them and how to help anyone who is feeling upset.

Early years pupils made worry dolls and took part in calming meditation.

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Pupils at the Grange have launched a Christmas kindness campaign to spread festive cheer to the local community

Sara Albiston, head of school, said: "Grange has launched their Christmas kindness campaign to spread happiness across the local community.

"We recognise this has been a particularly challenging year for people across Winsford and we want to spread some Christmas cheer.

"We are asking for donations of small gifts and food for all ages. Our Christmas kindness elves will deliver gifts and food hampers to those nominated closer to Christmas."

Pupils at St Joseph's created jigsaw pieces and made a personal pledge to stop bullying whilst others designed an anti bullying superhero.

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St Joseph's pupils made a personal pledge to stop bullying

Headteacher Martine Gum said: "We discussed what bullying is and what this might look like in a school situation.

"We talked about the different roles people play and what our responsibilities area."

Children at Over Hall discussed the definition of bullying, what it means to be different and accepting differences.

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Pupils at Over Hall embraced differences

Headteacher Claire Edgeley said: “We are very proud of how our children and school community embrace differences and proactively challenge unacceptable behaviours.

"Anti bullying week is a vital part of the school year raising an awareness and reminding everyone that it can and will be dealt with."

Children at St Chad’s celebrated what makes each child unique and special.

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Pupils at St Chad's celebrate being unique and special

Ella, a year 1 pupil, said: "I really enjoyed odd socks day because we all got to wear bright socks. God made us all different which is good because it means we are all special. I like being different from my friends."