600 children learn to recognise abuse at our Big Assembly

Around 600 children from primary schools across Greenwich took part in our Schools Service Big Assembly to underestand and recognise abuse in all its forms. 

Pupils from St Margaret Clitherow, Woodhill, Greenacres, Christ Church, and Montbelle Primary Schools all attended at the world-famous Olympic Park Velodrome.

It was the third Big Assembly held in the capital, aimed to help children aged 9-11 understand and recognise abuse, including bullying, neglect, and domestic violence. 

Age-appropriate interactive assemblies and workshops help children to understand that abuse is never their fault, and show them where to turn to for help.

NSPCC Schools Service Manager Jaime Smith said:

"This is the third Big Assembly we have held at the Velodrome - the first, which took place back in January was an unqualified success with pupils from east London schools, who learned they have the righ to be happy and safe.

"The NSPCC Schools Service has been going into schools since 2013 and educating children about abuse and how to stay safe, however, given the number and size of schools in london, we know we need to do more to reach every single child in order to protect an entire generation.

"Our third Big Assembly was a huge success and there are now almost 600 more children in London who understand that abuse is never their fault, that they have the right to be happy and safe, and know who to turn to for help should they ever need it.

"The event also brought together around 30 volunteers who helped to deliver the assembly and workshops as well as escort the children around the venue.

"I'd like to say thanks to everyone involved for making the day run so smoothly, and to everyone at the Veledrome for making us feel so welcome."