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Standing up to bullying last week for Pink Shirt Day were Sticks ‘n Stones junior ambassadors from Wanaka Primary School.

The 10-year-olds spent the week giving advice and showing how to be more positive.

Amelia Hancock said people could be bullied for their appearance or get bullied online.

“You can get bullied in many different ways, like mental – how you feel – or someone can hurt you physically.”

You could use your “wits” to help with bullying, which stood for “walk away, ignore and tell someone”, she said.

People could get bullied for what they wore, such as boys wearing pink, George Sargood-Ross said.

Toby Brown said you could prevent bullying by standing up for the person.

“If you see them doing it again a day or two later, you should tell someone,” he said.

Bullying was when “someone hurts your feelings”, William Vuleta said.

“So if you see someone bullying, you go up to them and say ‘Stop, that’s not right’.”

Max Horrocks said they were spreading their anti-bullying message to the whole school last week, making posters and giving people stickers for being nice.

Willow Hanson said it felt “horrible” to be bullied, and they were explaining to the rest of the school how to encourage good behaviour.

“We want to be kind to one another,” she said.