Nadiya Hussain, as some might remember is a former winner of the Great British Bake off, taking the crown in 2015.
But what a lot of people don’t know (which Nadiya opened up about only last year) is the horrific amount of bullying the 30 year old was subjected to over social media and previously in her life due to her race and religion.
One school in Halton, however, has noticed and has now won a national award for their anti-bullying project “#LHPSsupportsNadiya”.
After reading an article on Nadiya and about the anxiety disorder caused by her being bullied, Andy Williams (the school’s head teacher) began a discussion with the school council.
The discussion focussed around the extent or verbal abuse, harassment, racism and homophobia within the school. Although the students assured Mr Williams “We don’t have that at Lunt’s Heath, everyone is kind to each other”, their positive response to the hypothesis led to a student driven project capturing best practice that could positively affect all Halton schools.
The project took the shape of a whole school project to demonstrate their good nature and good citizenship to support those being affected by such prejudice.
The project, a whole school bake-off dedicated to Nadiya. Not only was the whole school invited to take part but all other schools in Halton, which led to 2 other schools taking part.
When asked to describe why the school won, Kelly Griffiths the Awards Organiser said “It’s such a worthy cause, and a completely unique way of tackling such a prevalent issue, as soon as we received the entry we knew it was going to be up there with the best we received this year.
Lunt’s heath Primary School are truly deserving winners and we look forward to seeing future projects from the school.”