13 Dec NSPCC thanks school children with day out at Essex’s most extreme Christmas attraction
Pupils from a Colchester primary school have been treated to a day out at the city’s festive Extreme Ice Slider to thank them for raising money for the NSPCC.
Year five and six pupils from Gosbecks Primary School visited the Christmas attraction in Castle Park last week after raising more than £650 for the child protection charity.
Colchester Events Company, part of Colchester Borough Council, organised the DemonXtreme Ice Slider and are supporting the NSPCC’s Light Up Christmas For Children – a nationwide campaign to raise money for Childline.
The pupils were invited to enjoy the slide having completed sponsored fitness circuits in their PE lessons after the NSPCC delivered its Speak Out Stay Safe scheme at the school.
The age-appropriate scheme empowers children to stay safe by teaching them how to recognise abuse and neglect and encouraging them to speak out to a trusted adult or Childline.
In the last school year assemblies and workshops were given to more than 51,000 children at 194 schools across Essex, reaching children as young as five.
The NSPCC and Colchester Events Company launched their partnership at the opening of the Ice Slider on Saturday December 2 in a bid to ensure Childline can answer every call it receives from children this Christmas.