Heather White came to visit us today to explain what the NSPCC does and why it is so important.
Their motto is ‘speak out and stay safe’
Ms White told us about three important children’s rights:
- to speak to be heard
- to be safe
- to get help when you need it
She showed us the bag of worries and explained how it can get filled and how we can find ways to empty it.
Ms White explained that there are 5 different forms of abuse:
- physical abuse
- emotional abuse
- sexual abuse
and why abuse is not okay, or a child’s fault.
We shared ideas about who are trusted adults who could help us.
After she spoke to the P4-6s at assembly, all the P6s had a further workshop to discuss and think about lots of safety issues.
On Friday afternoon Matthew Smith, a volunteer from the RSPB came to help us with our hour of birdwatching. We took it in turns to go out in groups, while the rest of the class made fatballs to feed the birds and did some drawings of some of the birds that we are likely to see from the classroom.
We have started to see quite a few species, since we have been putting feed out. We also saw a lot of waders starting to come through after all the wind this week. We’ve all seen redshank, curlew and oystercatchers and we’re learning to identify a few of the gull species too. There are always lots of starlings around and house sparrows and a robin came to feed a couple of weeks ago.
Ms Scanlan is going to upload the species that we saw onto the RSPB website.
Last week, Hugh Harrop, director of Shetland Wildlife, gave our school a pair of binoculars and a copy of the new photographic bird field guide ‘ Britain’s Birds ‘. These will be really useful during our Big Schools Birdwatch, thank you very much, we’ll let you know what we see!