Shamblehurst Raises the Roof at the O2!

On Monday 6th February, 30 amazing children sang their hearts out at the O2, for the Young Voices Concert.

After two weeks of rehearsals, led by Mrs Symes and supported by Mrs Ross, the children headed up to London for the day. After finding our seats, which were right in front of the conductor and the band, we ate our lunch, before starting on a two and three quarter hour rehearsal! After another break for more food, the audience filed in and we excitedly looked for the parents and other family members who had come along to watch us perform.

As the lights dimmed, the excitement reached fever-pitch and seven and a half thousand children sang their hearts out. With songs ranging from a lively pop medley, a song that included sign language as well as song in both Welsh and African! Mrs Symes led the air guitars and even the children seemed impressed by this…

Mrs Symes was incredibly proud of all the children and would like to also say a big thank you to the other adults, Mrs Smith, Mrs Hanslip, Mrs Mohamed and Mrs Constantine, who joined her on the day.

It was yet another example of how simply amazing the children of Shamblehurst and how they can really rock it out!

Safeguarding Day

Today there have been a number of events happening in regards to safeguarding.

The pupils have had a visit from PC Becky Veal. Who was here to talk to the pupils in Year 1 and 2 about how to recognise: people that keep you safe, safe strangers, e.g. (Police, Teachers, and Shop assistant) and strangers. Becky also explain how the police stay safe while protecting the public. Some of the pupils were allowed to try on some of the protective clothing.

The talk for Years 3 – 6 was about staying safe online. This talk covered texting of images and the posting of content online. Becky spoke about how when you post something online or message it to someone you lose control over what that image, video or text can be used for.

We also had a visit from the NSPCC to talk about safeguarding. They did an assembly for Key Stage 1 and 2 on the definitions of abuse and about the Childline Helpline 0800 1111. They will be revisiting on Monday 5th December to work with Year 5 and 6.