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Rugby boy, 10, 'delighted' to be anti-bullying ambassador

Rugby Editorial 11th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A RUGBY schooboy has been chosen as an ambassador for a national anti-bullying campaign.

Lewis Gurney, ten, from Eastlands Primary School is one of just 16 youngsters selected from 100 applicants to sit on the National Anti-Bullying Youth Board.

Together they will represent the views of thousands of schools and young people from across the UK, offering advice on anti-bullying policies and practices.

The members will also have the chance to help plan this year’s Anti-Bullying week which takes place in November.

Lewis said: “I am delighted to be part of it, and I am looking forward to representing young peoples’ views about bullying.

“I feel I will definitely make a difference to the lives of other young people who have experienced bullying or have been a bully themselves.”

The Diana Award, established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, runs the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme, a nationwide programme with over 11,000 trained ambassadors in over 1,000 schools across the UK.

Alex Holmes, Diana Award Programme Manager said: “I was really impressed with the applications we received for the National Anti-Bullying Youth Board. I am looking forward to meeting up with the board members throughout the year and hearing their views, ideas and recommendations.”

Visit for more information, or to join the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme.

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