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In Pictures: Anti-bullying Diana Award showcase
3 July 2014
Last updated at 16:25
School Reporters from Appleton Academy report on their day at the Anti-Bullying Diana Award showcase for youth ambassadors held at Facebook's London HQ.
Students from Appleton Academy in Bradford made their way down to the Facebook offices in London to collect their Diana Award in recognition of the work carried out by the schools' Anti-Bullying campaign. Year 8 School Reporters Sophie and Thomas from the school news team joined the group to report on the event.
Thomas and Sophie were very impressed by the Facebook offices - Thomas got to make his mark by writing on one of the glass walls!
Then it was down to work, with Thomas and Sophie preparing their questions to ask guests at the event.
Lots of celebrities were there to support the anti-bullying campaign, including Jodie Marsh, Diversity, Will Poulter, Lucy Kay, and Britain's Got Talent duo Bars and Melody joined the stage for the group photo call.
As the event started, each of the stars spoke about their experiences with bullying. Actor Adam Deacon suggested anti-bullying should be taught in schools.
Luke Newberry, who starred in BBC3's supernatural drama In the Flesh, presented the award for Appleton Academy's Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Thomas and Sophie really enjoyed seeing their schools' video and said "it was exciting to see teachers and students we know up on the big TV screens".
When the anti-bullying ambassadors from Appleton Academy went on the stage to receive their Diana Awards, Thomas and Sophie said they felt "very proud to be a part of the school".
Sophie felt quite starstruck to see Diversity on the stage as they presented the penultimate award.
Lucy Kay performed Nessun Dorma during the interval - it made Thomas feel really proud to be British.
Britain's Got Talent duo Bars & Melody performed their anti-bullying anthem 'Hope', which was inspired by real-life experiences.
After the event Sophie and Thomas interviewed Hollywood actor Will Poulter who has been supporting the anti-bullying cause. Poulter shared his own experiences of being bullied and offered advice to young people about where to seek help.
The School Reporters also spoke to Tessy Ojo, the CEO of the Diana Award, who told them about the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme and its aims to empower, engage and encourage young people to combat bullying.
"The whole day has been really inspiring, we're still so excited and really grateful for the opportunity - it's been well worth getting up early and making the two-and-a-half hour journey down," said Sophie and Thomas at the end of a long day of reporting. Well done team!
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