NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe
Two lovely ladies from the NSPCC came into school to deliver an assembly for Reception and Key Stage One then another for Key Stage Two on the very important topic of keeping safe. They talked about the rights children have, including the need to be well looked after and cared for and what this looks like. They showed animated video clips of children who were experiencing a range of neglect and ill-treatment in order to educate the children on what ‘is not ok’. The children met the NSPCC mascot ‘Buddy the Speech Bubble’ and learnt his phrase ‘Buddy says that is not ok’. The children were taught about how to get help, what a ‘trusted adult’ is and who they might be and where to get help if they need it. They also learnt and now know by heart, the telephone number for Childline. These were fun and informative sessions highlighting the key message of ‘staying safe’ and ‘speaking out’. These assemblies were followed up by in-class workshops for our older children.