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Anti-bullying project launch

PUBLISHED: 14:56 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:35 07 July 2010

A pioneering anti-bullying project which has already won national acclaim is being formally launched later this month.

The Just Smile team - twins Ria and Ellice Bush, both 16, their sister Neola, 13 and friend Harriet Gilford, 15 - are all members of Watton Air Cadets and have produced 75 yellow boxes which allow people to confidentially say if they are being bullied.

A pioneering anti-bullying project which has already won national acclaim is being formally launched later this month.

The Just Smile team - twins Ria and Ellice Bush, both 16, their sister Neola, 13 and friend Harriet Gilford, 15 - are all members of Watton Air Cadets and have produced 75 yellow boxes which allow people to confidentially say if they are being bullied.

They were recently praised by GMTV presenter Ben Shephard and previously won the Wham Project organised by the Norfolk Partners Against Crime Taskforce with their prize a Caribbean cruise.

The Bush sisters are pupils at Dereham Neatherd High School while Harriet attends Old Buckenham High School. All four had experienced bullying.

They set up a website with information and advice in both English and Portuguese and set up yellow Smile boxes for people to anonymously pass on information about bullying.

The formal launch of the boxes is at Watton 864 Air Cadets Squadron from 2.30-5pm on Saturday June 28.

*Website: www.justsmile.org.uk.


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