Anti-bullying message at Topsham Primary School
PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 November 2015
Schoolchildren in Topsham were visited by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) with an anti-bullying message.
Topsham Primary School pupils’ assembly was led by Roisin Turley, from the NSPCC, and her mascot Buddy.
Pupils and the charity plan to team up again next year to raise funds for the ChildLine charity.
Roisin urged the children to tell an adult or to contact ChildLine immediately if they were being bullied.
She believes the charity’s work is vital in stopping the victims of bullying suffering from mental health issues in later life.
She said: “I spoke to the children at Topsham Primary School about what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour, as part of an anti-bulling assembly with our mascot buddy.
“They loved Buddy – he was the star of the show.
“I told them to talk to a trusted adult or to contact ChildLine if they are worried or upset about something.
“We are going back in the summer as the children will be taking part in a fundraising activity for ChildLine. The children are not under any obligation to fundraise.
“Our work is vital in preventing schoolchildren from being affected by bullying now and later in their lives.”