Bingley Grammar School

Office Girls sing out a positive message to our students.

On Tuesday our Yr 8 students were treated to a performance from the Office Girls who have supported Ella Henderson and Conor Maynard on tour.

The group sang their 2015 single ‘Dirty Work’ along with a medley of covers to our students.

The group also had an important message to deliver regarding online safety and cyberbullying. The group spoke about their own experiences of social media account hacking and how it affected them personally and as a group.

The message was strong and our students joined in the discussion coming up with ways to protect themselves online. 1 in 5 of us are bullied or cyberbullied at some point in our lives and the group were keen to remind our audience of the damage thoughtless messages can cause others.

The girlband talked through what to do if you became a target of cyberbullying. Their advice was:

  1. Don’t respond to hurtful messages
  2. Record the message(s) and take screen shots of everything
  3. Block the bully
  4. Reach out to a friend, parent, teacher or phone Childline – do not suffer alone
  5. Report it to the police – they can and will prosecute

To create a positive message the group invited our students to join them in using social media for good and post messages using the hashtag #OGHealTheWorld. These messages could be anything from committing to being nicer to a brother or sister or complimenting a friend.

Finally the group invited all our students up on stage to join in with a mass performance. Yr 8 had a fantastic time - thank you to the Office Girls for visiting us and reinforcing an important message to our students.

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