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Representatives from the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) visited our school on Monday 30th September. During the visit, children across KS1 and KS2 took part in an interactive assembly.

Our children were told about how we all have worries that we carry with us. Our children shared things that they worry about and then were given the opportunity to fill a big sack with bricks (representing the worries). Afterwards the NSPCC representatives explored with our children how they can get rid of the worries. Our children suggested talking to people, ranging from parents/carers, teachers, friends, family members or other trusted adults.

Representatives then talked about different types of child abuse with age appropriate examples.

Our children were given a strategy to remember the Childline contact number 0800 1111 and the children had great fun repeating the number with the gestures they were shown.

The assembly was followed up with a workshop for our Year 5 and 6 children on Monday 7th October.  During this session the NSPCC representatives explained more about the types of abuse by giving statements. The children had to say if it is a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” statement and explain why. Our Year 5 and 6 children then  completed an activity about the people they could trust.

This work led by representatives of the NSPCC is part of our programme of “Staying Safe” work in school.  More information about the NSPCC Childline  service can be found here www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/our-services/childline