Swans duo help deliver key message to children
Swans duo Federico Fernandez and Sam Clucas teamed up with the NSPCC to teach children at a local school about recognising abuse and to raise awareness about Childline.
Fernandez and Clucas were joined by club ambassador Lee Trundle at St. Thomas Primary School in Swansea to link up with NSPCC volunteers and deliver an educational assembly to over 100 junior Jacks.
Designed to help children understand what constitutes abuse, as well as instructing them how to report it, the ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assembly also aims to show children how to stay safe from abuse and neglect.
The free programme is taught to children aged between 5-11 years old in a lively, interactive and memorable way, to help them remember the key lessons and messages delivered.
“It’s been a brilliant afternoon as it’s been a long time since I’ve been into a school, but it’s nice to come here and it’s great to see what the NSPCC are doing for the kids and letting them know that there’s help out there for them if they need it,” said Clucas.
“It’s massively important for us to not only promote participation in sport, but to raise awareness around social issues as in Swansea, we are role models to children."
Impressed by what he saw during the assembly, Fernandez added: “You can see how focused the kids are in the programme and it’s brilliant.
"It helps deliver the NSPCC’s message and the assembly makes it clearer for kids to understand but it’s not just the children who have learnt something today, we, as adults, have also been taught about it.”