Wykham Park came together last week with fellow schools in the town along with partner support services including the Police, Social Care and Health to hold an event in Castle Quay to promote SCIB (Safeguarding Children In Banbury).
The pop-up shop initiative was held to showcase some of the work that students have produced whilst learning about staying safe and encouraging and supporting mental wellbeing. Passers-by were able to drop-in to have a chat with school staff, drug abuse support workers, health clinicians, police officers, firefighters, and others about themselves and their children.
SCIB was formed in March 2017 between TVP, Cherwell District Council and local primary and secondary schools in Banbury to help schools work collaboratively to identify and deliver suitable content on issues such as child sexual exploitation, child drug exploitation and online safety.
The multi-agency work of the SCIB means that schools have one unified body to work with. It brings together schools and other professionals to plan and deliver quality content for lesson plans on topics that often involve a number of agencies. Schools deliver lessons on complex subjects at the same time and can work together to ensure the messages are appropriate for each age group.
We are very proud that our Year 10 BTEC Drama Students performed a piece at the event, on the issues that they feel are pertinent to them and their peers. They did an amazing job of raising awareness on a number of topics that affect young people in a relevant and informative way.