St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Stay Safe Achievement Award’

13 November 2016 (by Russ Payne (rpayne))

'Stay Safe Workshops' has selected St Mary’s C of E Primary School to be awarded a special ‘Stay Safe Achievement Award’.

We are pleased and excited to announce that Stay Safe Workshops has selected St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Purton to be awarded one of our special ‘Stay Safe Achievement Awards’ Founded and set up by our head Instructor Richard Pomfrett, Stay Safe Workshops is an organisation set up to educate and protect young people. For the last 3 years we have been offering primary schools the opportunity for their pupils to take part in our valuable, ultimately life saving workshops. In short we offer fun, interactive and educational workshops, covering Anti-Bullying, Stranger Awareness and E-Safety. We also help schools set up and run pupil mentoring programmed and schemes within schools. Our aim is to give as many children as we can the opportunity to learn a wide range of mental and physical skills to keep then safe in a supervision free environment. This information is given in a dynamic, captivating way, designed to engage the children and encourage them to take part and to understand clearly the importance of what they are learning. Our workshops also reassure parents and carers and give children the confidence and knowledge to always STAY SAFE! To help promote National Anti-bullying week 2016 we have decided to select a small number of schools we work with regularly to receive one of these awards. Making our choice for our Wiltshire school was an easy one for us to make. We started to work with St Mary’s last year and have been extremely impressed with their attitude towards our work and more importantly towards promoting our Anti-bullying message throughout their school. Last year we worked with a range of year groups holding several Anti-bullying workshop for them. To continue on our positive work, the school asked us to return again this year to train up 20 Yr6 pupils to become school Stay Safe Mentors. These children will be in the position to continue on our message on a daily basis throughout the school. Its through this outstanding effort in promoting our Anti-bullying message that has made St Mary’s the perfect school to receive one of these awards. We look forward to returning again this year and hopefully many years to come to help promote child safety and positivity throughout their school. Given the dire statistics across the UK related to bullying, including self harm, and unfortunately child suicides, to be able to work with a school so committed to promoting our work is a real honour. Many thanks St Mary’s. This award was presented during our latest visit on Thursday 10th Nov 2016. Richard Pomfrett ‘Stay Safe! Workshops’ Founder & Head Instructor