On Friday 5th July we welcomed Julia, an NSPCC volunteer and her mascot,
‘Buddy’, a friendly green speech bubble, into our Monday afternoon assembly.
Classes in Years 1 and 2 learned that the NSPCC believes that children should be
able to speak out to someone if they are worried or unhappy. The assembly provided
child friendly, age appropriate, interactions to help pupils understand that all children
have the right to speak out and to be heard. They also learned that it is just as
important to be safe as they can get help when they need it. Julia also explained the
different ways that children can be hurt, in a simple age appropriate way, so that the
children understood when something they experience is not right. The children had
time to think about the grown-ups who may be good to talk to, both in school and
out-of-school, which would listen to them and could help them.