What we've been up to this month:

We've been gearing up for two of the most important dates in our calendar: Friendship Friday (10th November) and Anti-Bullying Week (13th-17th November). We’ve produced and distributed resources to schools for educating children about positive relationships in order to prevent bullying, and hundreds of schools are interested in marking Anti-Bullying Week and Friendship Friday.

On Friendship Friday, for the first time, we will also be celebrating outside of schools. We’re encouraging parents to organise a playdate for their kids, and for adults to hold playdates with a new friend--for example, going for coffee with a neighbour, lunch with a colleague or playing sport with someone they have just met. If this sounds like your cup of tea, schedule something for the 10th, and don’t forget to post about it on your social media using #FriendshipFriday 

If organising a playdate is too much, many people will also be celebrating online by posting and celebrating their friends. Celebrities including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Twiggy, and Strictly dancers AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt will be participating, and we’d love if you’d join them using #FriendshipFriday. We’re really excited about Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week, and we hope you are too!