Over 1200 students attended the first Online Anti-Bullying Festival in Greece, organised by the QLS Network of Language Centres.
To mark the 5th anniversary of its multi-award-winning Anti-Bullying Campaign, QLS organised its inaugural Online Anti-Bullying Festival on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November - two days of inspirational talks, music, raffles and training on ending bullying.
On the first day, 14-year-old English-Cypriot activist Nicholas Nikiforou, who has received awards from the British Palace and the British Prime Minister, gave a motivational speech on the meaning of "hope". Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of the legendary Archie Comics also spoke to attendees about bullying, the hit TV show Riverdale and, of course, Archie Comics.
The first day wrapped up with popular music band Kulamacus which also addressed the burning issue of bullying, answering many of the attending students' questions.
The following day, esteemed psychologist and neurolinguist, Dr Theodora Papadopoulou-Chamouza, talked about violence and bullying in the Covid-19 pandemic and gave useful tips on bullying prevention and management.
The Festival ended musically with acclaimed singer-songwriter and actor, Dimitris Samolis, who performed 3 songs live, followed by a Q & A session on bullying.