Health and Safety
Launch of Safe Motorbike Riding Campaign
On Thursday, HM Consul General, Mr Ian Gibbons, hosted an event at the Early Years and Infant Campus to launch the Safe Motorbike Riding Campaign. There were a variety of speakers, from doctors who see victims of accidents every day, to Mr Minh from the National Traffic Safety Committee of Vietnam in Hanoi. The message from all of them was very simple, whenever you ride a motorbike, make sure that you are wearing a helmet that fits correctly. Although the law currently only requires children 6 and over to wear a helmet, Mr Minh explained that this is soon to change to make it compulsory for all children to wear one.
Aside from the legal reasons, Dr Dai, from Cho Ray hospital, explained how accidents, even at slow speeds, cause head traumas and brain injuries from which many patients never fully recover. The statistics speak for themselves – every hour, someone dies in Vietnam from a motorbike accident!
Please, please, please make sure that every time you get on a motorbike you and your children wear helmets!
The evening ending with the following pledge being signed:
‘I will play my part in reducing road accidents in Vietnam, by making safety a priority and encouraging others to do the same.’
If you would like to join me in making this pledge, please come and sign the poster which can be found in the Parents Hall all next week.
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking across roads and along the pavements.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Leader.
Everyone is getting very excited – next week is book week. All the details can be found in your child’s Learning Letter (which this week can only be accessed through Seesaw). I would like to just highlight a few events:
Monday to Friday – the FAHASA Book Fair in the library, before and after school
Wednesday – everyone to get dressed up as their favourite book character
Wednesday – Workshop (at the Junior Campus) with Adam Bushnell (our visiting author)
Thursday and Friday – Adam Bushnell at the Early Years and Infant Campus.
I’ll finish with a quote from Albert Einstein that was shared at our F3 Phonics Workshop on Wednesday:
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Have a wonderful weekend of reading and running,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus