The Kings Ferry Group have teamed up with Anti-Bullying Ambassador James Okulaja (AKA Oktave) to embark upon an Anti-Bullying tour around local schools delivering important sessions on anti-bullying and being safe on social media.
The Anti-Bullying Tour With Diana Award Ambassador James Okulaja
Students from Hempstead Junior School, St Margarets Junior School, Rainham Mark Grammar School, Thames View Primary School and Twydall Primary School were be invited on-board Kings Ferry VIP coach, where James delivered presentations in support of Anti-Bullying Week 2019. The sessions have been created to help build skills and confidence in young people, encouraging them to stand up to bullying in their own schools and giving them the knowledge they need to be safe on social media.
James Okulaja is an anti-bullying ambassador for The Diana Award. He is one of 25,000 ambassadors in the UK and Ireland helping to tackle hate crime by raising awareness and delivering campaigns on anti-bullying. As an ambassador for The Diana Award, he is trained by the Diana Anti-Bullying Campaign to help educate his peers on bullying, lead campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates our differences and helps keep young people safe both online and offline.
When James isn’t campaigning in schools, he writes music based on his own experiences hate crime under the alias Oktave. These songs portray strong messages about positivity and standing up to bullies. Oktave’s recent song ‘Team’ has been viewed over 30,000 times on YouTube, almost as many views as his previous song ‘Oso Saucy’ which has been viewed 34,000 times.
The Diana Award is a charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world.
The charity has three main campaigns that focus on young people and change. The Mentoring scheme offers a series of group sessions to help young people gain an insight into employment and career skills training. The charity’s flagship Award programme recognises the young people driving a positive change in the world, including James Okulaja. While the Anti-Bullying campaign focuses on a positive change in the attitudes and behaviour of young people.
The Anti-Bullying campaign is supported by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and works to change the attitude surrounding bullying by delivering sessions to schools from Ambassadors like James.
Anti-Bullying Week takes place from Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November 2019 and is an event which encourages schools in England to come together to help stop bullying. This year’s theme is ‘Change Starts With Us’, with the aim that a small change can make a big difference.
The Kings Ferry Group are a firm supporter of James Okulaja’s work against hate crime and bullying. For the anti-bullying tour they have dedicated one of their special VIP coaches to the cause to help James deliver his presentation on.
This isn’t the first time The Kings Ferry Group have supported James with his work, back in September they provided a VIP coach to transport James and his team around filming locations for his music video ‘Team’. A large portion of the video ended up being filmed on-board the coach.
Both James and The Kings Ferry Group will be looking to team up throughout the year to delivers these sessions around the local community on key hot topics. If you would like us to deliver one of these sessions to your school and are in the local area, get in touch with us today to arrange a date.