Anti-Bullying Week and How to be a Lion


How to be a Lion

Anti-bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019.

At The Linking Network we love this book, How to be a Lion, and think it fits in really well with the theme of Change Starts With Us.

‘I wrote How to be a Lion because I wanted to say to children, there are many ways that you can be you. Don’t be afraid to show it. If you’re quiet, gentle, or a dreamer – they’re all valid. I wanted to show how you might resist the pressure to conform – to stand up for who it is you want to be. To think for yourself – not to accept someone else’s point of view just because that makes it easier to fit in.’ Ed Vere.

How to be a Lion is a thoughtful, challenging and intriguing book that really affirms quiet courageous voices. It’s hard to choose a favourite line but ‘You don’t have to roar to be heard.’ is one. We are recommending the book for Primary Linking Classes thinking about How do we all live together? ‘Why don’t you be you…And I will be I.’ Some say words can’t change the world….if they make you think, Then maybe they can.’ is a great lesson starter.
How to be a Lion by Ed Vere ISBN 9780525578055
For further information on Anti-Bullying Week check out the resources here