Reynolds Academy pupils, (L-r) Leona Wilkinson, Charlie Yardley, Kieran Wellburn and Nevaeh Cox, meet NSPCC Schools Organiser, Emma Hobson, and mascot Buddy.
Pupils at Reynolds Academy met Buddy, the NSPCC mascot who is designed to encourage children across the UK to speak out about abuse, as they listened to a talk highlighting the organisation's "Speak Out Stay Safe Campaign."
This school service, which can be booked through the NSPCC website, aims to help all children identify abuse and to recognise how to seek help.
Emma Hobson, Schools Organiser for the NSPCC, explained: "This campaign aims to help children identify different kinds of abuse and to identify trusted adults if they are afraid or scared. We also talk about our Childline Service, which is available for them. I brought our mascot Buddy along. He is a speech bubble representing the speak out part of our campaign."