The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is proud to be announcing that from October 2015, it will be launching its brand new ‘Sticks and Stones’ programme.  The ‘Sticks and Stones’ project, will see each Fylde Coast Primary School provided with a free five week education and arts themed project, focusing on a number of topical issues predominantly focusing on the topics of bullying and the impact it has on young people’s health and wellbeing.


Funded by The Big Lottery Fund Arts Council, The AFC Fylde Community Foundation have received £50,000.00 to deliver this exciting and innovative programme, which will work with 805 young people across 23 primary schools.  National research has stated that bullying is one the most prominent concerns a year 6 pupil has in their transition year.  Following analysis of this research, The AFC Fylde Community Foundation have developed a free five week programme which will cover the following topics;


  • What is bullying and how does it happen?
  • What are the different types of bullying and how is it carried out?
  • How can we all work together to prevent bullying and why should we work together?
  • Why is it important to pledge our support against bullying?
  • How can we pledge our support against bullying throughout Fylde?


All young people who take part in this programme, in addition to covering the above topics, will create a personalised pledge against bullying, which each child will form a part of.  Each child will place their hand on a personalised montage, which will be placed in each school reception for approximately 12 months, pledging their support against any forms of bullying.

To find our further information regarding the ‘Sticks and Stones’ programme, please visit or call Tom Hutton on 07739796101.

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