17th — 23rd March 2018

Events taking place in school in aid of Sports Relief:-

Year 7, 8 & 9 — The Westfield Mile (£1 donation required)
Students can wear either fancy dress or sports wear. There will be prizes for effort, speed and craziest fancy dress

Whole School — Non Uniform Day (£1 donation required)
Friday 23rd March only

          It's Not OK performance for students — CANCELLED (to be rescheduled)

On Friday 2nd March Year 7 students are receiving a theatre performance and workshop “It’s not ok”.

The NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board are running a year-long awareness raising campaign in Sheffield about child sexual abuse and exploitation.

‘It’s Not Ok’ is an interactive theatre performance designed to explore issues associated with staying safe online and child exploitation and abuse. Co-created by the NSPCC and York St John University, the play and workshop explore the online and offline worlds of four characters, looking at the choices they make and the consequences of them. The piece is designed to be fully participatory, allowing young people to input into online decisions that the characters make and then explore the impact of these.  We are thrilled that we are able to bring the play to Westfield School as part of the ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign, offering school the 30 minute play and accompanying 90 minute facilitated workshop.

If you have any concerns please contact Mrs D Robinson on the school number.

     Warning issued over dangers of ‘24 hour internet challenge’

Officers are highlighting the dangers of ’24 hour challenges’ and the implications they can have following an incident in Sheffield.

On social media there has been a recent increase in young people sharing and taking part in the latest internet trend known as the ‘24 hour challenge’. The internet challenge encourages members of the public, particularly youngsters, to hide and build forts in large stores and warehouses overnight, before sneaking out the next morning.

Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick is highlighting the dangers of this and the wider impact taking part can have. She said: “To many young people this internet craze may seem like a bit of fun that is impressive on social media, however the risks and harm that could be caused are by no means humorous and could be catastrophic.”

“Warehouses and shopping departments contain large quantities of heavy stock and items that could easily fall and crush someone if they are moved incorrectly, or used to build makeshift forts out of. There is also the potential risk of electrical faults and fires, which could have possible devastating consequences.

“As well as the safety risk, children often do this without the knowledge of their parents, which could lead to large scale searches or even cause them to be reported as missing. This not only causes fear and worry for parents, friends, family and the local community but can also be a waste of valuable police time, which may be needed to respond to a real life or death situation.

“Work is currently ongoing with local schools and community groups, to raise awareness of the dangers of this internet challenge amongst parents and I hope by highlighting the seriousness of the craze, young people will think twice before taking part. As a parent myself, I’d like to appeal to fellow parents to reach out to their children and give a little guidance. A few words of advice could save your youngsters life.”