Anti-bullying campaign

SCHOOL pupils will be recruited to help produce an anti-bullying policy in the Borders – a concern for four out of 10 students in the region in a recent survey.

The poll also showed nearly one in five pupils felt there was no adult in their school to talk to about bullying. Young people will be selected to the commission to research bullying, and look at ways of approaching the problem.

They will work with an advisory board chaired by Hawick councillor George Turnbull, executive member for education and lifelong learning.

Mr Turnbull said: “The issues impact on all young people and the recent survey shows that many young people are concerned about bullying.

“We thought this presented the ideal opportunity to pilot a young people’s commission to carry out this work.”