I was delighted to be a part of the Friday Celebration Worship Assembly at Holy Trinity Primary, Dartford.
This assembly certainly had something to celebrate..
I was greeted by the Head Teacher, Mrs Wall, who introduced me to a very emotional and grateful Mrs Julia Duck who had entered the school for the award. I was then introduced to Ashley Gorton, previous PCSO Officer, who gave sound advice and assistance to the pupils on how to stay safe online.
I was also introduced to the Mayor of Dartford and his wife, both of whom had come along to congratulate the pupils and teaching staff on the award.
The Worship Assembly was opened by one on the Year 6 pupils, who lit the candles at the altar and rang a bell. This was the signal for all to bow their heads in prayer.
Mrs Wall welcomed everyone, asking what was different about today’s assembly. The children were very quick to spot the Mayor, because of his golden chains, and of course myself and the colourful Community Education Awards pop ups.
Mrs Hudson, Year 6 teacher/Computing and e-Safety Leader then introduced the Digital Leaders, who have been instrumental in making all the pupils e-Safety VIP’s (Very Informed Pupils). Each in turn stood up and spoke about the role they played in the project.
We were then shown a video of their e-safety song, written by the Digital Leaders, to the tune of ‘I’m the King of the Swingers’, from the Jungle Book, ‘Now I’m the king of the Internet, oh, e-safety VIP.......’
I was then introduced to the school, as a very special visitor with a very special reason for being at the school. I asked some of the children to tell me what they have learnt about Internet Safety. With no hesitation I got replies, ‘don’t give out passwords’, ‘don’t send nasty text messages’, and how to deal with an online stranger. It was great to see that everyone had learned the importance of keeping safe on line.
I presented the award to the Year 6 Digital leaders who were all very excited. The Mayor congratulated them, along with congratulating Mrs Hudson, Mrs Duck and the school on an excellent project.
The Assembly closed with another performance of the E-Safety Song, everyone joined in, and I was still singing it on the train journey home.
Thank you Holy Trinity Primary for welcoming me and for allowing me to be a part of your Celebration Worship Assembly. Congratulations again for winning the SCC Internet Safety Award.