Published on 22/05/18
NSPCC workshop at Dame Bradbury's
We were pleased to welcome Cathy and Buddy from the NSPCC to lead assemblies on the theme of “Speak out. Stay Safe.” Many of the children recognised Buddy from his previous visit: he’s an appealing bubble-shaped cuddly being who is the main conduit of this important message to the children. The assemblies (one for Years 1 and 2, and one for the Prep) show the children the importance of speaking out if anything at school, home or out-and-about makes them feel unsafe, and the ways in which they can do this.
The children were encouraged to vocalise the words and phrases so that they were easier to remember, with the catchy “Pants” song being a firm favourite! If you are unaware of this do ask your child or have a look on the NSPCC website. This light-hearted song carries, of course, a serious message and we must ensure that the children in our care feel confident about speaking out and that they have age-appropriate ways of doing so. We are following up these assemblies with a sponsored workout after half-term, for which your child (Year 1 upwards) will be bringing home some information and a sponsor sheet.
You can find the NSPCC website by clicking here.