NSPCC Speak out and Stay Safe


We have recently had a whole school assembly promoting the NSPCC and their campaign for children to “Speak out and Stay Safe”. Speak out Stay safe is a session available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. 

Year 5 & 6 pupils are also having 1-hour workshops in school this week with NSPCC staff to explore to encourage them to feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe. As a class they explore the topics in more detail using engaging exercises to look at different situations and decide what's OK and what's not OK.

Both the assembly and workshops are offered to our school at no cost. Pupils are taught a fun way to remember the Childline telephone number, the number is free to ring and the type of support they can get. There are online chat rooms and access to a counsellor.  Once again this is a free service.

Year 6 children pay tribute on Remembrance Day

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Year 6 travelled to the war memorial in Canterbury on Monday 11th November to observe a two minutes silence in respect of those who have made sacrifices for war. The children witnessed the ceremony commence with the last post, and were able to meet some retired soldiers who had fought in past conflicts. They will be later studying World War 2 for their history topic. (Click on the image for a larger view)

Anti-bullying week

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Our school is taking part in Anti-Bullying week this term between Monday 11th to Friday 15th November 2019.  Each year we shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, staff and parents to take action against bullying. The theme this year is “Change starts with us”. It is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and we have planned a range of ways to learn more about bullying here at school. Read more HERE

Fireworks evening - 8th November


Once again we are organising a Fireworks Display on Friday 8th November. The event is to raise funds to support your children at St. Stephen’s ……and have fun! The display will begin at about 7.00pm, but the school gates will be open from 6pm. Forget about cooking an evening meal and come and enjoy the burgers, sausages, hot potatoes, etc. that will be on sale. We hope that as many children and parents as possible will be able to come. This will be a family evening out for everyone connected with the school and our local community. Children will not be admitted unaccompanied. See full details HERE

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