The AFC Fylde Community Foundation have launched an anti-bullying campaign ‘Sticks and Stones’, aimed at reaching close on 1,000 youngsters on the Fylde coast.

The exciting new project, in partnership with Resource Creatives, is funded through the Arts Council and will be delivered to 23 local primary schools, teaching Year 6 pupils that bullying is not accepted.

Each school will engage in three half-day sessions and will see the youngsters take part in a range of interactive projects, addressing all aspects of bullying, coping strategies, restorative approaches.

Children will also work with poets and artists to produce a united message and commitment to Anti-Bullying across the Fylde and will receive an Accredited Discover Arts Award.

‘Sticks and Stones’ will be project managed by Jane Wignall of Resource Creatives and the AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

Tom Hutton, Director of Community Development for the Foundation, is delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile programme.

“It’s crucial that children understand bullying is not acceptable,” said Tom. “Bullying is a real problem and we are delighted to be making positive strides to help put a stop to it. We are coming up to ‘Anti-bullying Week (16th – 20th November), so this is a great time to be involved in this project.”     

For more information on Sticks and Stones, please contact Tom Hutton on 07739 796101 or