School children unite to learn how to tackle abuse

Almost a thousand school children from across Islington and Haringey converged on the world-famous Emirates Stadium to take part in our Schools Service Big Assembly.

Schools Service Big AssemblyOur Schools Service helps children aged nine to 11 understand and recognise abuse in all its forms, 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.

Children from Laycock Primary, Rotherfield Primary, Christ the King, Thornhill Primary and Duncombe Primary (all Islington), and North Haringey Primary School, attended only the second Big Assembly to be held in the capital.


NSPCC Schools Service Manager for London Jaime Smith said

“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.

“Whilst a key part of our service focusses on delivering in schools, NSPCC Schools Service Big Assemblies enable us to reach all the children in London. Events such as the one staged yesterday bring together clusters of local schools in one venue, where we can deliver our messages about keeping safe from abuse on a much larger scale.

“The day was a huge success and there are now almost a thousand more children in the UK 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 20 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. We look forward to delivering our next Big Assembly!”

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