Magda Vermaak and Barbara Ngcobo from CMR North, Child protection centre visited Rosslyn Primary school on 12 May 2017 and shared some information regarding bullying to the Grade 1-3 learners and substance abuse and the effect on the brain to the Grade 4-7 learners. We reached 696 children with this initiative.

We covered the following sections about bullying.

We taught the children the difference between what it means to be a buddy or a bully. Children were equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from harm.

 

The Grade 4-7’s were informed about the effect of substances on the brain.  We talked about “uppers and downers” and that the drug lords are only concerned about making money and not the effect that drugs have on one’s body and mind. The children were also informed about child development and why children under the age of 18 years are not allowed even use alcohol.The facilitators enjoyed great success and participation from the children. We received amazing financial support through our Child Protection week shoe piggy bank drive. Thank you to one and all for your contributions.