Sixty fourth and fifth-grade students from Bowles, Kellison, Stanton and Uthoff Valley made a trip to Rockwood South Middle, Feb. 7, to receive training from eighth-grade anti-bullying ambassadors.
Jacob Werner served as one of the ambassadors.
"I hope everyone becomes aware of bullying, and hopefully we'll be able to stop it everywhere," said Werner.
Patrick O'Brien, a fifth-grade student from Bowles, said, "I learned how important it is to stop bullying and how it can affect lives. I can stand up for the victim, and I can tell the bully to stop."
Dr. Charity Schluter, assistant principal at Rockwood South, facilitated the event.
"One of our goals for this training is to equip our elementary students with strategies for them to take back to their schools," said Schluter. "It also is something that our counselors can reference as they move forward in making a difference in anti-bullying in their schools."
The collaboration has been a good learning experience for Mia Schrader, a fifth-grade student at Kellison.
"You don't have to have multiple people to stand up for someone who is getting bullied; you can be the only one," said Schrader.