In conjunction with the national theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2023, ‘Make a Noise about Bullying’, Cambridge United Foundation recently delivered a series of assemblies in local primary schools. Reaching approximately 4,500 children over a series of 15 interactive assemblies, Foundation staff spoke of the importance of ‘making a noise’ if young people are experiencing or witnessing bullying of any kind.

The assemblies each concluded with a competition, setting young people the challenge of promoting the concept of making a noise to combat bullying. Entries could be in any form chosen by the children and we received a great variety amongst over 300 submissions, including dances, stories, posters and many more.

Choosing from a brilliant field was an extremely tough task for our judging panel, but in the end Parisa from Bar Hill and Alex from Newnham Croft were chosen as our two winners. Parisa’s poem was chosen due to the emotion conveyed in the writing and Alex’s video impressed the judges with the effort that had gone into making it, as well as the clever way in which anti-bullying messages were portrayed by the fish.

Both winners received family ticket vouchers to an upcoming Cambridge United FC home fixture as a prize for their efforts. We look forward to welcoming them to the stadium soon!