On Wednesday of this week, we welcomed NSPCC volunteers and Peter Wanless (NSPCC CEO) to Istead Rise. They delivered two very engaging assemblies to all children in the school about how to keep safe in our current society. Their assembly delivered essential safeguarding information to the very people whom we are all working to safeguard – the children. Children having knowledge about safeguarding will raise awareness of what is right and wrong and will hopefully empower them to speak out to somebody whom they trust if they feel something is wrong. Children in Years 5 and 6 will also be having additional workshops with the volunteers this coming week to explore some of the messages in more depth.
The press also came along to the assembly and produced a news article about the importance of the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay
Safe programme. We would invite you to view the story at here.
There are some great shots of our lovely KS1 children and the school grounds (see overleaf) and is a real positive reflection on how much importance Istead Rise places on pupil safety.
In order to raise some funds for the NSPCC, we have organised for the children to join in with a Danceathon on Thursday 26th April. Your child will be bringing home a sponsor form today. Do encourage them to ask friends and family to sponsor them as much as possible for this fantastic cause.