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NSPCC Assembly

We were very pleased to welcome Hannah Wilding from the NSPCC to our school on Wednesday, as part of the NSPCC's 'Big Buddy Workout'. During our special PSHE assembly with our KS2 children, they learnt about the history of the NSPCC and how the NSPCC has been helping children for more than 125 years. In the KS1 assembly and Reception talks, the children enjoyed meeting the cuddly 'Buddy' mascot and were enthralled when listening to the story of ‘Frank In The Tank’. The children now have a strong sense that they have the right to be safe, and have gained an understanding of what to do should they feel unsafe in a physical or emotional way. They have been given the number of Child line and understand the need to talk to a responsible adult should they feel vulnerable in any way. In support of the vital work the NSPCC does, in particular ChildLine, we would like to help this charity by raising vital funds. This was detailed in my letter e-mailed home on 4th September. The children are now all very excited about the forthcoming sponsored ‘Shoot-a-thons' and 'Dance-a-thons'!  They will have come home with their sponsorship forms on Wednesday evening. The sponsored events will take place in their usual Games/PE lessons during the week commencing 21 September. For Years Four and upwards, please sponsor children per successful basketball 'shoot'; and Reception upwards please sponsor children per five minutes of dance time in their 'Dance-a-thon'. All the children were reminded not to approach strangers (or teachers!) and that sponsorship money should come from family and friends only. Money should be securely sealed in the special sponsorship forms, and the forms posted into the special boxes located in every classroom. Please can we have the sealed envelopes brought into school on either Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th or Wednesday 30th September (and not before please). The NSPCC will then be presented with each class' box, containing the sponsorship money, on Thursday 1st October. Taking part in these sponsored events is, of course, entirely optional.

Published on 16/09/2015