As part of the “Flemish Week against Bullying 2023”, Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited Sint-Lievenscollege in Ghent. The school's anti-bullying policy was the focus of the Queen's visit, and she participated in various activities that aimed to raise awareness among the students about this problem.
|Queen Mathilde of Belgium in Ghent|
Sint-Lievenscollege is a Catholic group of schools in Ghent, Belgium. It has a long-standing reputation for providing quality education to students from different backgrounds. The school's anti-bullying policy is an integral part of its educational program, and the Queen was keen to learn about its effectiveness.
During her visit, Queen Mathilde of Belgium was greeted by the school's principal and teachers, who briefed her about the school's anti-bullying policy. The Queen also had the opportunity to interact with the students and participated in various activities that focused on raising awareness about bullying.
One of the activities was a workshop on social media, where students learned about the negative impact of cyberbullying. The Queen also participated in a theater performance by the students that showcased the impact of bullying on young people's lives.
The Queen's visit was an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of the “Flemish Week against Bullying 2023”. The campaign aims to raise awareness about bullying in schools and promote an anti-bullying culture in the Flemish region of Belgium.
In a statement, Queen Mathilde emphasized the need to address the issue of bullying and called for collective efforts to combat this problem. “Bullying can have a devastating effect on young people's lives. As a society, we must work together to create a safe and inclusive environment for our children. I commend the efforts of Sint-Lievenscollege and other schools that are taking steps to tackle this issue,” she said.
The Queen's visit to Sint-Lievenscollege has drawn attention to the importance of addressing bullying in schools. The school's anti-bullying policy and the various activities organized during the “Flemish Week against Bullying 2023” serve as a model for other schools in the region and beyond. With collective efforts, we can create a safe and inclusive environment for our children and prevent bullying from affecting their lives.