A successful Anti-Bullying Campaign
On Monday at school, Bars and Melodies came to give an anti-bullying campaign. They sang songs that they wrote together and spoke to the entire senior school about their stories of being bullied and how they overcame it. It was a really inspirational event that came as a massive shock to everyone in my school (these boys are celebrities for crying out loud).
Bars and Melodies are a British duo. The team contains Leondre and Charlie who are 14 and 16 respectively. The two boys rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent when they first sang their hit single Hopeful that they wrote themselves. Having the opportunity to listen to the stories of real people who are my age really puts things into perspective when it comes to bullying.
We all have heard stories from people who are way older about their experiences with bullying but it feels a lot more real when I hear about a boy who is literally my age being bullied. It was kind of surreal to see these two boys who have come all the way from England just to talk to you about bullying. Whilst I myself have never really being bullied, I have heard stories from some of my friends about how they were bullied.
Bullying is a serious issue that lots of kids face all over the globe. Personally, I think it’s wonderful what these boys are doing to help aid the anti-bullying scheme of Australia. The positive image they are sending kids all over the world is amazing compared to celebrities like Justin Bieber who show their fans that it is perfectly acceptable to drive under influence and graffiti.
It doesn’t help that both of these boys are cute as. The oldest one, Charlie, took a selfie with me and my friend. I got a group shot with both boys and all my friends. It was kind of awesome to meet someone famous whilst at school. It’s not every day that you go to school and meet someone who is known worldwide. I left the hall today feeling inspired to make a difference just like they did.