"Whilst a key part of our service focusses on delivering in schools, NSPCC Schools Service Big Assemblies enable us to reach more children."
NSPCC Schools Service manager, South East
The Schools Service usually goes into schools, but to try and reach more children, the Big Assembly is designed to bring a cluster of schools together in one venue to deliver the safeguarding messages on a much larger scale.
Jaime Smith, NSPCC Schools Service manager for the south east, said:
"This is the only Big Assembly that we'll hold in the county. We've held three already in the capital and all these events have been an unqualified success so we're really excited to have brought this event to Kent.
"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 Kent we know we need to do more to reach every single child in order to protect an entire generation. So far the service has visited over 180 schools in Kent and spoken to almost 14,000 children.
"Whilst a key part of our service focusses on delivering in schools, NSPCC Schools Service Big Assemblies enable us to reach more children.
"The event also brought together 15 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."