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‘Speak out, Stay safe’ Focus Week


Our pupils recently took part in a special NSPCC ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ focus week.  ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK and it aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child-friendly way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. 

Tailored online ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ assemblies launched our focus week at Upper School and Junior House. The assemblies delivered Speak out and Stay safe messages in a fun and interactive way with the help of their mascot, Buddy, as well as special guest appearances from Ant and Dec. Volunteers from the NSPCC delivered ‘Speak out. Stay Safe.’ workshops to our Year 5 and 6 pupils in which the concept of consent was explored and who might be trusted adults in their lives.  Pupils in Years 3 and 4 took part in follow-up activities during their PSHE and form time in the course of the week in which they explored children’s rights to be safe and how to find a trusted adult to speak to if they ever feel unsafe.  At Junior House, classroom activities about ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ and the NSPCC’s underwear rule were delivered in a fun way to help our younger children understand how to stay safe.

The week concluded with pupils at Upper School taking part in the NSPCC Number Day.

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