On Tuesday, 30th April, we had Sally Stubbs from the NSPCC come into school to talk to all pupils, from Reception to Form 6, about ‘Speaking Out and Staying Safe’.
It was a very worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers. They spoke to the children and staff about the valuable work they do across the country, and talked about how important it is for everyone in our school community to join them in their ‘fight for every childhood’.
The children met Buddy the mascot, who is shaped like a speech bubble, whose aim is to give the children confidence to tell a trusted adult, such as a parent, grandparent, teacher, Childline, etc, if something happens to them that they do not like, or they feel uncomfortable with, whether it is verbal, physical or emotional abuse.
The ‘Speak Out and Stay Safe’ presentation was given free by the NSPCC, and they are looking to visit us again about Internet safety, too. So in order to show our appreciation, Great Ballard has agreed to do a sponsored event to raise money for this important organisation.
Your son/daughter will be bringing home a sheet on which to collect sponsors for the fun carousel of activities that we are going to do next Thursday, 9th May. Each group of children will have to participate in seven activities, each lasting for seven minutes. These will include activities such as a dance workout, obstacle course, fitness workout, balloon ‘keepy uppy’ and a fun run. There is a small prize for the Form that collects the most sponsors (not the most money).
We thank you in advance for your support with this event. - Mrs Evans