Thursday 9th March, 2017

NSPCC Assembly with Tom Hamer

Representatives from the NSPCC visited our school today to talk to the children about staying safe and sharing worries with trusted adults. They were accompanied by Paralympic silver medallist, Tom Hamer who brought two of his medals to show the children. Tom talked about how he had overcome childhood difficulties with bullying and achieved his dream of being a successful swimmer. He explained how he had trained daily and dedicated his life to swimming, eventually winning two silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He admitted that sometimes he had faced difficulties but he had shared his worries with his parents who had understood him and supported on his journey to success.

The NSPCC gave us lots of advice about staying safe and encouraged us to tell someone we could trust about our worries so that they could help us. The children in Year 5 and Year 6 also took part in workshops about bullying, hitting and emotional abuse with the help of Buddy the mascot. It was great fun and very helpful. We all loved meeting Tom and hearing his inspirational story. Thanks to the NSPCC for making this a great experience and helping us to keep ourselves safe.