The whole school took part in our very own sponsored Colour Run in aid of the NSPCC at the local playing fields this week. What a lot of fun we had as children came to school dressed in their brightest clothes, with hair sprayed rainbow colours, ribbons and bows in their hair and painted faces. They ran right around the perimeter of Lime Wood Fields; over 900m, with many children completing as many as 5 or 6 laps and some totalling as many as 9 lap in half an hour.
As usual The Firs Way shone as many helped and encouraged their friends around the route. The older children were particularly good at helping the youngest if they began to feel tired or started to flag, it was great to hear the children encourage and run alongside their peers.
Our youngest children, our Fir Cones aged 2-4 years, also completed their own Colour Run in their outdoor space. They enjoyed taking turns doing laps of the track while their friends cheered them on.
The NSPCC visited the children earlier in the week in an assembly as part of their Stay Safe, Speak Out campaign; a programme designed to give children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Pupils were taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or to Childline. The NSPCC also held a parent workshop after school to help parents become informed about how to help children keep safe in our fast changing world.