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Young people from the North East will have an audience with the Prime Minister later to discuss ways to tackle bullying. Pupils at Highfield Middle School in Prudhoe won a national award for their anti-bullying project. They will tell David Cameron what they think would help nationally.
Catherine Haslam helps youngsters at Highfield Middle School, in Prudhoe, who run the anti-bullying project. Here she talks about how her own experiences with bullies gave her the idea for the scheme.
According to Beat Bullying around 70% of children are bullied and nationally 20 children a year commit suicide because of it. Bullying is such a big problem the Government is drawing up plans to tackle it. Highfield Middle School, from Prudhoe, in Northumberland, could help shape those plans.
The school's anti-bullying project is managed and operated by the pupils themselves. Many of them have been the victims of bullies in the past. It's won the prestigious Diana Award for the work it's done. Tomorrow those involved will have an audience with the Prime Minister.
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A school has been hailed as one of the best in the country when it comes to beating the bullies. Now it's been invited to meet David Cameron