CHILDREN from across Kirklees took part in an anti-bullying event at the Galpharm Stadium.
Two hundred primary and secondary school pupils were at the stadium on Friday for the event.
Workshops were held for children by organisations including Victim Support, children’s charity Barnardo’s, counselling service Relate and the police.
Workshops were also run by members of Kirklees UK Youth Parliament group, who helped plan the event.
The event was the final part of Kirklees Council’s efforts for National Anti-Bullying Week.
They staged a campaign – Bullying: The School Playground and Beyond – which covered issues such as bullying in schools, via text and the internet and the role of schools and the community in tackling bullying both in and out of school.
Clr Jim Dodds, council cabinet member for children and young people, said: “These days, bullying is a much wider issue than the old tradition of it simply being physical bullying in the school playground.
“Texting, emails and other forms of psychological bullying are just as intimidating for the victims.
“We hoped to capture the insights and solutions of children and young people whose lives have been or may be affected by bullying.”